Air Canada’s Airbus A220-300s are becoming a key aircraft for some thinner domestic and international routes. With 25 active planes, the airline has these planes scheduled to fly on a host of routes. Here is a look at where Air Canada will be flying this narrowbody aircraft.
Originally known as the Bombardier CSeries, the A220 has a long and complicated history that started as a clean-sheet narrowbody aircraft to a well-loved narrowbody aircraft flying for multiple airlines. Air Canada exclusively operates the larger A220-300.
Air Canada’s Airbus A220s have room for 137 passengers. This includes three rows of recliner-style business class in a 2-2 configuration. Following this are 125 economy class seats in a comfortable 2-3 configuration. Power outlets and USB ports are available in all cabins. Entertainment is offered via seatback entertainment.
An overview of Air Canada’s A220 routes
Schedules in Cirium show that Air Canada has scheduled the Airbus A220 on a wide array of routes:
Based on geography, the two most significant geographies where Air Canada is flying A220s include some longer domestic routes from Toronto to Western Canada and flights down to Florida and the Caribbean.
The routes with the most A220 operations
Air Canada’s top Airbus A220-300 routes for December are:
- Toronto (YYZ) to Montreal (YUL) with 258 roundtrip flights
- Toronto (YYZ) to Halifax (YHZ) with 140 roundtrip flights
- Toronto (YYZ) to LaGuardia (LGA) with 131 roundtrip flights
- Toronto (YYZ) to St. John’s (YYT) with 84 roundtrip flights
- Montreal (YUL) to Calgary (YYC) with 69 roundtrip flights
- Toronto (YYZ) to Denver (DEN) with 62 roundtrip flights
- Toronto (YYZ) to Edmonton (YEG) with 40 roundtrip flights
- Montreal (YUL) to Edmonton (YEG) with 38 roundtrip flights
- Toronto (YYZ) to Ottawa (YOW) with 37 roundtrip flights
- Montreal (YUL) to Denver (DEN) with 31 roundtrip flights
- Montreal (YUL) to Los Angeles (LAX) with 31 roundtrip flights
- Vancouver (YVR) to Calgary (YYC) with 31 roundtrip flights
If you are looking to fly on one of Air Canada’s Airbus A220s, these are the best bet to find an itinerary that works. Toronto and Montreal are two major hubs for Air Canada. These routes help power an extensive connecting network that includes domestic traffic flows and a robust array of international flights, including some recently added long-haul international operations.
What about warm-weather destinations?
As evident from the map above, Air Canada is also sending the aircraft to some warm-weather destinations in December. However, many of those routes will not see as frequent service. The warm-weather destinations are:
- Vancouver (YVR) to Orange County (SNA) with 19 roundtrip flights
- Toronto (YYZ) to Orlando (MCO) with 15 roundtrip flights
- Toronto (YYZ) to Ft. Myers (RSW) with 14 roundtrip flights
- Montreal (YUL) to Providenciales (PLS) with 12 roundtrip flights
- Montreal (YUL) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) with 10 roundtrip flights
The rest of the other routes only see operations a handful of operations in December. This does not mean that the other routes will not see any other operations. One example is Montreal (YUL) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), which will see several daily operations throughout the month with widebody aircraft, primarily the Airbus A330-300. The A220 on these routes comes in to add some incremental capacity.