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Air Canada Launches Live TV on Select Domestic Flights

Air Canada has launched live onboard TV on select domestic flights including six Canadian national sports and news channels in English and French. The carrier will offer live TV on 55 percent of mainline aircraft by the second quarter of 2023.

Air Canada Launches Live TV on Select Domestic Flights - Courtesy Air Canada

On Monday (November 21, 2022), Air Canada announced the launch of live onboard TV on select domestic flights, with 55 percent of the carrier’s mainline fleet to be outfitted by Q2 2023. The service features six Canadian national sports and news channels in English and French, including TSN and RDS with soccer, hockey, football, golf, basketball and more, as well as national, world and business news. Air Canada in now the only Canadian airline to offer live onboard TV as part of the airline’s complimentary extensive inflight entertainment programming.

In Monday’s announcement, Air Canada’s Senior Director – Product Design, John Moody, said,

“We are thrilled to launch Live TV as the newest addition to our unparalleled onboard entertainment. Customers will be able to enjoy content from great Canadian channels in both English and French. Sports fans flying with us can enjoy the exhilaration of watching regular season, playoff and championship games in real time, while business news junkies will appreciate remaining connected to market trends and current events, right from their seat. As we continue elevating the customer experience, we look forward to expanding Live TV to more flights, and bring even more leading content and features in 2023.”

Air Canada’s new onboard live TV is currently available of domestic routes coast-to-coast on 40 enabled Boeing 777 and 787s, as well as Airbus A330 and A220 aircraft. The carrier’s live TV experience is delivered via a satellite-connected inflight entertainment (IFE) solution.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service to 50 airports in Canada, 47 in the U.S. and 69 internationally. Through the carrier’s Aeroplan loyalty program, customers can earn and redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines. Air Canada Cargo offers air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents with a dedicated fleet of 767-300 Freighters and passenger aircraft belly hold capacity. Additionally, the airline has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.

Source: Air Canada/CNW Telbec


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