Premium Economy Class

Economy travel like you've never experienced it before

Pamper yourself with Premium Economy* and experience a larger seat, extra legroom, priority airport services. With more routes yet to be announced, you can enjoy Air Canada Premium Economy service on the following routes:

  • Montreal - Paris
  • Toronto - Vancouver
  • Vancouver - Hong Kong
  • Vancouver - London Heathrow
  • Montreal - London Heathrow (June 1 to September 30, 2014)
  • Toronto - Tokyo-Haneda (beginning July 15, 2014)

Our Boeing 787 Dreamliner™ aircraft - the newest addition to our fleet - also offers Premium Economy service. In addition to enhanced amenities and priority services, Premium Economy passengers enjoy the latest in state-of-the-art entertainment. Our newest entertainment system features enhanced definition intuitive touch-screen navigation, games, audio books and much more to keep you entertained throughout your flight.

We invite you to learn more about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner™, view photos and take a full virtual tour of the aircraft.

Passengers seated in the Premium Economy cabin enjoy:

Premium Economy
Premium Economy Class on Boeing 787
Premium Economy
Premium Economy Class on Boeing 787
Premium Economy
Premium Economy Class on three-cabin Boeing 777-300
Premium Economy
Premium Economy Class on three-cabin Boeing 777-300

  • Greater recline (17.8 cm/7 in) and a larger seat compared to Economy Class
    • 49.53 cm/19.5 in (between armrests) on Boeing 787-8
    • 50.8 cm/20 in (between armrests) on Boeing 777-300
  • A comfortable 96.5 cm (38 in) seat pitch with ample room to stretch out
  • A next generation entertainment system featuring your own personal touch-screen TV
    • 28 cm (11 in) screen on the Boeing 787-8
    • 26.4 cm (10.4 in) on the Boeing 777-300
  • Hundreds of hours of top-rated on-demand entertainment
  • A single-pin audio jack for your own headset or complimentary earphones, yours to keep after the flight
  • A USB port for charging
  • A complimentary copy of our award winning enRoute magazine and a selection of newspapers
  • In-seat power at every seat
  • Complimentary wines and spirits as well as premium cuisine and a hot towel with every meal service on international flights**
  • An adjustable headrest, a comfortable pillow and blanket, as well as your own amenity kit
  • Ambient mood lighting and an individual reading light
  • An increased baggage allowance compared to Economy Class
  • The following priority services: Priority boarding, check-in and baggage handling
Aircraft No. of aircraft No. of seats Seating Configuration Seat Pitch Seat Width Seat Recline
B787-8 1 21 2x3x2 96.5 cm
(38 in)
49.5 cm
(19.5 in)
17.8 cm
(7 in)
B777-300 (77W) 5† 24 2 - 4 - 2 96.5 cm
(38 in)
50.8 cm
(20 in)
20.3 cm
(8 in)

* Premium Economy cabin not exactly as shown on Air Canada rouge.
** Premium Economy meal service differs on flights within Canada. Learn more
† The first aircraft entered the fleet in July 2013. Subsequent aircraft will be introduced by 2014.