February 24, 2024

Seven days: aviation round-up

Air Canada will deploy Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on its daily services between London Heathrow and Ottawa from March 29, 2020.

The aircraft features Air Canada’s Signature cabin with flatbed suites and premium economy seating.

“Customers love this aircraft whose revolutionary design improves the on-board air quality, which, combined with other features such as our next generation cabin, mood lighting and other amenities, mitigates jet lag,” says Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.

Flybe has outlined future plans for its operations to and from the Isle of Man, with services to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester all set to continue in 2020. Its daily London Heathrow service which was introduced as part of the summer 2019 schedule will cease on October 26 this year.

Ethiopian Airlines is rolling out onboard wifi, initially on its fleet of A350 aircraft with plans to extend it across its long-haul fleet.

Finnair and LATAM have signed a codeshare agreement. The deal will see Finnair’s AY airline code added to LATAM’s transatlantic flights between Finnair’s gateways in Europe and LATAM’s hubs in São Paulo and in Santiago.

Etihad Airways has relaunched its website as part of a wider digital transformation project. The airline says the number of passengers accessing self-service facilities such as online check-in has grown 25%.