Air Canada is revamping its economy flights class, with one of the major highlights a new dish by famed Montreal chef Jérôme Ferrer.
Starting in November, international economy passengers departing Canada will be served regional appetizers, a hot dish by Ferrer, and a separate dessert.
“If people say, ‘This is good, tasty, well-flavoured, there’s a nice texture,’ that means the challenge has been met,” said Ferrer, who describes his signature cooking style as “gourmet and sun-filled.” The chef runs an eponymous restaurant near the Bell Centre that serves European-inspired dishes using local ingredients.
In a first for a Canadian airline, the airline is also introducing complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi when travelling Premium Rouge.
Starting in 2023, Air Canada will increase its onboard entertainment content by over 25 per cent, and introduce Live TV, Bluetooth audio connectivity and other new features.
“Air Canada is committed to elevating the customer experience and offering the kind of world-class services Canadians can be proud of from their flag carrier,” said Mark Nasr, Senior Vice President, Products, Marketing and eCommerce at Air Canada.
“Accordingly, we are investing in all aspects of the journey to make travel even better for customers, including in our Economy and Premium cabins.
“Today’s announcements go beyond emerging from the pandemic; we’re proud to introduce many new services and options not available today in Canada,” added Nasr.