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:

Between… And…
Montreal Paris
London-Heathrow (June 1 to September 30, 2014)
Toronto-Pearson Vancouver
Tokyo-Haneda
Copenhagen (from end of October to January 15, 2015)
Vancouver London Heathrow
Shanghai (starting October 26, 2014)
Beijing, (February through April 2015)
Seoul (starting March 2015)

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 wine 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
Boeing 787-8 (788) 3 21 2x3x2 96.5 cm
(38 in)
49.5 cm
(19.5 in)
17.8 cm
(7 in)
Boeing 777-300ER (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.