Air Canada is once again rolling out its fleet of refurbished Airbus A319 with 58 Business Class seats, this time making them available for regular commercial flights during the holiday season on some popular routes, including to the USA, Mexico, or Barbados.
The Canadian flag carrier’s four Jetz planes normally carry « professional sports teams, popular touring musical groups, and commercial charter customers on-demand »; but with current restrictions attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic hitting sporting events and other large gatherings, they are « released » for commercial use, according to its statement. Air Canada customers can therefore reserve seats on Jetz flights to travel during the holiday season, between December 12, 2020, and January 6, 2021, with a rehearsal “during March break” being studied…
The following lines will be offered once a week in the Jetz cabin: at Toronto-Pearson to the airports of Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Barbados, Cancun, Kelowna and Vancouver; between Montreal and Fort Lauderdale or Barbados; and between Vancouver and Phoenix, Palm Springs and Puerto Vallarta.
The A319s in question only have 58 seats in 2 + 2, compared to 120 in the others; they offer reclining Business Class seats with 107 to 124 cm (42 to 49 inches) of space between rows, « offering more legroom compared to the 94 cm (37 in) space offered in Class. business aboard the main operation A319s ”. Passengers can optionally access in-flight wifi, with iPads available for entertainment. Jetz customers enjoy « a premium prepackaged meal created by celebrity Montreal chef Antonio Park, and complimentary drinks and drinks service. »
These passengers benefit from priority check-in and security, and access to the Maple Leaf lounges and Star Alliance lounges (where applicable); What’s more, these flights have « premium boarding lounges, so boarding can begin as little as 35 minutes before departure, » Air Canada said.
Escape in comfort this winter as we make our fleet of Air Canada Jetz aircraft available to you. The spacious cabin with only 58 seats offers extra comfort and more personal space. Experience Air Canada Jetz on select routes, starting December 12.
— Air Canada (@AirCanada) October 21, 2020
The Canadian company « is delighted to offer its customers a unique opportunity to travel as professional athletes or VIPs do, and to experience high-end Jetz service, » said Mark Galardo, vice-president. President – Network Planning and Alliances, Air Canada. “Customers who reserve seats on a Jetz flight enjoy benefits such as full Business Class seating configuration, enhanced meal services and reduced boarding and disembarking times. These features, combined with the other attractions of the Jetz service, provide an experience similar to that of a private jet. »