Air Canada is launching new service to Kauai in winter 2018, the airline announced March 7


The flights to the Garden Isle will be operated using Boeing 737 MAX-8 planes. Additionally, Air Canada is doubling the frequency of flights offered from Western Canada to Hawaii, and is introducing the Boeing 737 Max to all of its routes from Western Canada to Honolulu, Kahului on Maui and Kona on Hawaii Island.

"The introduction of the fuel-efficient Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to our fleet has given us tremendous flexibility to strategically enhance our already extensive North American network, and offer more flights to popular destinations with more connection options from our YVR and Calgary hub airports," Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines at Air Canada, said in a statement.

The Boeing 737 Max aircraft will offer business and economy cabins along with an in-flight entertainment system available in 15 languages, enhanced WiFi service and increased overhead storage space.

"With 41 weekly flights next winter to Hawaii, we're very pleased to launch new flights to Kauai, as well as double the number of flights from Western Canada and offer day-time return flight options from Honolulu and Maui to Vancouver," Smith said.

Air Canada is expecting 18 Boeing 737 Max aircraft to be added to their fleet by the close of 2018, and the airlines is also incorporating the planes into its Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos routes.

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