Air Canada to launch Frankfurt & London Gatwick flights from YVR next summer

Air Canada to launch Frankfurt & London Gatwick flights from YVR next summer

VANCOUVER — Air Canada will be ramping up international flights out of its Vancouver hub next summer with daily seasonal service to Frankfurt and three times weekly seasonal flights to London Gatwick.

Flights departing YVR will commence on June 1 and June 8, respectively, and tickets are now available for purchase. Vancouver-Frankfurt flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, while Vancouver-London Gatwick service will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

This means that next summer, Air Canada Rouge will operate to London Gatwick from two points across Canada: Vancouver and Toronto.

“We will be the only airline flying non-stop between YVR and the two largest airports in the London metropolitan region during the peak summer travel period with the addition of London Gatwick. By next summer, Air Canada will serve five European destinations non-stop from YVR including two significant hubs, Frankfurt and London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Dublin, and on a code-share basis with joint venture partner Lufthansa Munich, strengthening YVR as an important hub that connects our B.C., Western Canada and U.S. routes to our expanding international network,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada President, Passenger Airlines.

In 2017, the airline will launch new international services between Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt, Vancouver-London Gatwick, Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Montreal-Shanghai, Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille.

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