Air Canada (ADH2) has converted options on 15 Airbus A220 aircraft, meaning it will now acquire 60 of the narrowbody aircraft for its fleet.
“This expanded order for the A220, built up the road from our Montreal headquarters, is an important development in the modernization of our fleet and a clear indication that we are emerging from the pandemic solidly positioned for the future,” announced Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive of Air Canada (ADH2), in a statement on October 26, 2022.
Air Canada (ADH2) first made an initial order for the A220 in 2016, back when it was known as the Bombardier C Series. The deal was comprised of a firm order for 45 aircraft and 30 options.
The Canadian flag carrier currently operates 31 A220s, with two more due to arrive before the end of 2022. A further six aircraft will be delivered in each of 2024 and 2025.
The 15 aircraft from the exercised options are due to be delivered in 2026.
All of Air Canada (ADH2)’s A220s are built in Mirabel, the Montreal-based airline highlighted in the statement.