Air Canada has announced that its Air Canada Rouge service currently operating between Dublin and Toronto will become an Air Canada service from October 30 this year.
The airline says the move to its mainline Air Canada service reflects the growing number of business travellers on the route.
The year-round schedule will operate a minimum of three flights per week and rise to at least daily when demand increases in peak season.
Air Canada will operate a 292-seat, wide-body Airbus 330-300 series on the route from October 30 next. The aircraft interior will feature three-cabins with 27 business class seats in the front cabin, 21 premium economy, and 244 economy seats in the middle and rear cabins.
“I am delighted that we will be flying our Air Canada three class of service operation out of Dublin from October,’ said Bláithín O’Donnell, Sales Manager Ireland for Air Canada.
“We have seen a significant uplift in corporate travel in recent times, and with the signing of the Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA) earlier this year, this offering will be of particular interest to business travellers as both Irish and Canadian companies seek to identify and exploit new opportunities in each other’s markets.”
For the peak summer 2017 season Air Canada has 14 departures a week to Canada from Dublin Airport, 11 to Toronto and three to Vancouver, all operated by Air Canada Rouge, the airline’s leisure brand.