VANCOUVER — Air Canada is expanding its international network out of its Vancouver hub, bumping up its Delhi service to daily year-round and adding more flights to Melbourne, Osaka and Zurich.
Air Canada’s daily frequencies to Delhi, offered on a year-round basis, will begin June 2, 2019.
Meanwhile Air Canada is increasing its nonstop Melbourne service to four times weekly year-round. Summer seasonal service to Zurich will increase to five flights a week. And Osaka (Kansai) flights ex YVR will be five times weekly from June to October 2019.
All flights will be operated with Air Canada’s flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
|Route||Frequency||Operating||Depart YVR||Arrive Destination||Depart Destination||Arrive YVR|
|YVR-Delhi (DEL)||Daily||Year-round as of June 2, 2019||AC044 01:25||DEL @ 04:00
|AC045 @ 06:00||07:30|
|YVR-Melbourne (MEL)||4 times weekly||Year-round as of June 3, 2019||AC037 @ 22:50 Mon/Wed/Fri/
|MEL @ 08:05
|AC038 @ 09:40 Tue/Wed/Fri/
|YVR-Zurich (ZRH)||5 times weekly||Jun. 6 – Oct. 13 2019||AC802 @ 13:00 Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun||ZRH @ 07:55
|AC803 @ 10:05 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun||11:25|
|YVR-Osaka (KIX)||Up to
5 times weekly
|Jun. 1 – Oct. 25 2019||AC039 @ 13:30 Mon/Tues/Wed/Thu/Sat||KIX @ 15:45 (+1 day)||AC040 @17:15 Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sun||10:10|
“We are pleased to increase our capacity to these important markets as we continue to strategically broaden our international network from our Vancouver hub,” says Mark Galardo, Air Canada’s Vice President, Network Planning. “Customers have responded positively to our increasing service to Delhi and this flight will now operate daily on a year-round basis to meet demand.”
He adds: “The addition of a fourth weekly flight to Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, year-round will provide further convenience to business and leisure travellers between North America and Australia, offering seamless connections thanks to the in-transit preclearance facilities at YVR. With Dreamliner service to Osaka and increased frequencies to Zurich, we are further strengthening our convenient network to European and Asian markets from YVR, reflecting demand between Canada and these destinations in the busy summer travel season.”
All routes are timed for the best connectivity at Air Canada’s Vancouver hub to and from the airline’s network across North America.
All Australia flights are timed to connect to and from Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and to Tasmania with codeshare partner Virgin Australia.
Air Canada’s Vancouver-Zurich flights will connect to and from destinations in Europe and Africa.
Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner features three cabins of service with high-definition individual on-demand entertainment offering a wide range of movies, short films, TV programs and audio selections at every seat throughout the aircraft.
All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, access to Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.
So far this year Air Canada has launched new services from its Vancouver hub to: Melbourne (extended to year-round), Paris (summer seasonal), Zurich (summer seasonal), Sacramento (year-round) and will launch new services to Lihue, Hawaii (seasonal) beginning Dec. 15, 2018.
In summer 2018 Air Canada operated an average of 185 daily flights representing up to 23,500 available seats departing YVR every day.