Air Canada has announced the strategic enlargement of its international community from Vancouver with new companies launching June 2018 to Paris and Zurich, and the start off of yr-round flights to Melbourne.

The four times weekly service will be operated with Air Canada's most modern aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Air Canada Photo
All new flights from Vancouver to Paris, Zurich and Melbourne will be operated with Air Canada’s most modern day aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Air Canada Photograph

All flights will be offered for order setting up Sept. 6 at or by way of vacation agents.

In addition, Air Canada is increasing its non-end Delhi flights from Vancouver that resume Oct. 14, with up to 5 situations weekly provider for the 2017/2018 year, and increasing its London-Heathrow provider with 2 times-day-to-day flights for summer 2018.

“We keep on to strategically broaden our international community from our Vancouver hub with the addition of two new, non-end international companies to Europe in 2018, far more yr-round flights to Australia, and supplemental flights to Delhi and London Heathrow,” reported Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airways at Air Canada.

“With the launch of flights to Paris and Zurich, Air Canada will fly non-end from YVR [Vancouver Global Airport] to 5 European locations up coming summer, giving fantastic options for travellers from B.C. and the North American west coast to Europe, and as perfectly as for European people and outside of to western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

“Following our approaching launch of seasonal provider to Melbourne this wintertime, we are delighted to provide Australia’s second most significant metropolis yr-round setting up in June. Melbourne is our 3rd Australian vacation spot, and our flights present usefulness to the two enterprise and leisure travellers between North America and Australia with competitive elapsed vacation situations and seamless connections supplied by the in-transit preclearance amenities at our YVR hub. All new flights from YVR to Paris, Zurich and Melbourne will be operated with our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The operating economics of the Dreamliners with each other with the Vancouver Airport Authority’s attempts to retain airport operating charges amid the cheapest in Canada have enabled us to increase our community listed here to connect our by now intensive B.C., Western Canada and U.S. routes to even far more international locations, and posture YVR as a most popular choice to vacation by way of,” concluded Smith.

“Just 1 of these new connections would have been huge news, but to be able to announce three important new companies in 1 day is definitely fascinating, and a real testomony to the operate Air Canada is doing to develop their transpacific hub listed here at YVR,” reported Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority.

“These new flights will open up up fascinating chances for travellers to connect to and from Europe, Australia and outside of. I would like to thank our long-standing spouse Air Canada for continuing to convey these fascinating new companies to YVR.”

“International travellers are drawn to British Columbia’s vibrant metropolitan areas that present an countless source of unique vacation ordeals. With demand for vacation to YVR increasing, these supplemental flights offered by Air Canada will make certain that travellers have far more options to experience our attractive province,” reported Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.


All new routes are timed to optimize connectivity at Air Canada’s Vancouver hub to and from the airline’s intensive community throughout North America. The new Vancouver-Zurich flights will connect to and from locations in Europe, Africa and India with Star Alliance spouse Swiss Global Air Strains. All Australia flights are timed to connect to and from Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and to Tasmania with codeshare spouse Virgin Australia.

Other advantages

Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners feature three cabins of provider with enhanced definition individual on-demand individual amusement giving a vast range of films, brief films, T.V. applications and audio selections at each individual seat during the aircraft.

All flights present for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal advantages and, for eligible buyers, priority look at-in, accessibility to Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other advantages.

So considerably in 2017, Air Canada has introduced new companies from its Vancouver hub to: Taipei (yr-round), Frankfurt (seasonal), Nagoya (seasonal), London-Gatwick (seasonal), Dallas-Fort Worth (yr-round), Denver (yr-round) and Boston (seasonal).

Delhi seasonal provider resumes on Oct. 14 and will raise up to 5 situations weekly for the 2017/2018 year. Continue to to launch are: Melbourne seasonal flights beginning Dec. one, Yellowknife seasonal flights beginning Dec. 15, and Orlando seasonal flights beginning Dec. 20.


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