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American Airlines Launches YVR to Chicago Route.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) welcomed the inaugural flight of American Airlines’ new route between YVR and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).
The daily, year-round service complements their current flights from YVR to Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Phoenix and is part of American Airlines’ strategy to strengthen service to Canada in 2018.
Chicago is the largest city in Illinois and ORD is one of the world’s busiest airports. For those travelling on from American Airlines’ hub in Chicago, the flight is conveniently timed to connect with their extensive domestic and international schedule at ORD.
The flight departs YVR at 11:00 p.m. and arrives at ORD at 5:14 a.m. the next day. The return flight leaves ORD at 8:35 p.m. and arrives at YVR at 11:14 p.m.
The route is operated on a Boeing 737-800 with seat capacity for 160 passengers, featuring 16 Business Class recliner seats, 30 Main Cabin Extra seats, and 114 standard Economy seats.
WestJet's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner unveiled in Calgary.
The start of a new era for WestJet was marked in Calgary with the introduction of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, signalling the airline's transformation into a global carrier.
In the WestJet hangar, President & CEO Ed Sims addressed the room of more than 1,000 WestJetters and media eager for a sneak peek of the new aircraft.
The Spirit of Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner brings the evolution of the WestJet spirit and its unique combination of efficient airlines, fantastic people and unmatched customer service to the rest of the world.
With the Spirit of Canada, the aircraft also brings new livery, logo and interior elements to enhance the guest experience. The updated livery is modern and dynamic while the interior is world-class, distinctly Canadian and uniquely WestJet.
The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner features:
Three cabin classes with enhanced guest experiences in each class.
Business class travellers will have unprecedented levels of service, including touchscreen service, relaxation and privacy in lay-flat mattresses, bedding and turn down service and on-demand dining.
Premium Economy offers extra leg and elbow room and premium menu options. Access to a self serve social area provides snacks and beverages at their leisure to enjoy.
Economy guests will have oversized self-dimming windows, in-flight entertainment,in-seat device charging and connectivity.
When WestJet introduces the new state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft this will be followed by firm orders of 10 and options for another 10.