Air Canada has announced the strategic expansion of its international network from Vancouver with new services launching in June to Paris and Zurich, and the start of year-round flights to Melbourne.
All flights will be available for purchase starting Sept. 6.
In addition, Air Canada is increasing its non-stop Delhi flights from Vancouver that resume Oct. 14, with up to five times weekly service for the 2017/2018 season, and increasing its London-Heathrow service with twice-daily flights for summer 2018.
“We continue to strategically broaden our international network from our Vancouver hub with the addition of two new, non-stop international services to Europe in 2018, more year-round flights to Australia, and additional flights to Delhi and London Heathrow. With the launch of flights to Paris and Zurich, Air Canada will fly non-stop from YVR to five European destinations next summer, offering excellent options for travellers from BC and the North American west coast to Europe, and as well as for European visitors and beyond to western Canada and the Pacific Northwest,” said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
He added, “Following our upcoming launch of seasonal service to Melbourne this winter, we are delighted to serve Australia’s second largest city year-round starting in June. Melbourne is our third Australian destination, and our flights provide convenience to both business and leisure travellers between North America and Australia with competitive elapsed travel times and seamless connections offered by the in-transit pre-clearance facilities 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.”