Air Canada Expands Its South Pacific Network

Air Canada is taking off with a strategic expansion of its South Pacific schedule with the return of daily service to Sydney and resumption of services to both Brisbane and Auckland.

The carrier’s Australia and New Zealand flights operate from its trans-Pacific hub at Vancouver International Airport which the carrier has built to conveniently connect its international network to its vast North American network. Seats are available for purchase now at

Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada, said that: “Air Canada is solidifying its market-leading position as the airline providing the most services between Canada and the South Pacific. We are accelerating the restoration of our Australian and New Zealand routes to respond to pent-up travel between our countries as borders reopen. The seamless connections through in-transit pre-clearance facilities combined with our extensive North American network at our Vancouver hub positions YVR to be the preferred gateway for travel between North America and the South Pacific.”

Service details include:

  • Vancouver-Sydney flights ramp up to daily beginning May 1
  • Vancouver-Brisbane flights resume Jul. 1, four times weekly
  • Vancouver-Auckland flights resume Nov. 10, three times weekly
  • Most extensive schedule connects Canada to South Pacific destinations and supports tourism and hospitality sectors

Galardo continued: “Our restored South Pacific flights and vast North American network will support local tourism and hospitality sectors as customers in all four countries visit and explore. Customers can start planning ahead and book with confidence. We look forward to welcoming you onboard our award-winning airline.”