Air Canada rouge adds seasonal Dublin flights ex YVR starting June 10
The Linesman statue at Liffey river in Dublin, Ireland.

Air Canada rouge adds seasonal Dublin flights ex YVR starting June 10

VANCOUVER — Air Canada rouge will add three weekly nonstop flights between Vancouver and Dublin for summer 2016.

The B767-300ER flights will operate June 10 – Oct. 8. To promote the new route, Air Canada is offering introductory fares from $839 roundtrip all-in from Vancouver, and $949 round-trip all-in from Calgary or Edmonton, until Dec. 4, 2015 for travel June 10 – 30, 2016.

Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive west coast network through the airline’s Vancouver hub.

Flight AC1940 will depart Vancouver at 3:05 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Dublin at 8:35 a.m. the next day. On the return leg, flights depart Dublin at 11:35 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Vancouver at 1:35 p.m.

The new seasonal route follows announcement of several enhancements at Air Canada’s Vancouver hub for 2016, including new transborder services to Chicago, San Jose and San Diego, double daily flights to London Heathrow and the only flights linking Canada to Brisbane, Australia.

“Air Canada continues to strategically grow its international network at YVR with the only non-stop flights to Dublin during the peak summer period,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s President, Passenger Airlines.

“With these initiatives, Air Canada is further strengthening YVR as a strategic and important international gateway, connecting our extensive B.C., Western Canada and growing U.S. network with our expanding South Pacific, Asian and European network.”

This year to date, Air Canada has launched new international services from Montreal-Venice, Montreal-Mexico City, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Toronto-Delhi and Vancouver-Osaka.

Next summer, Air Canada will be launching new international services from Montreal-Casablanca, Montreal-Lyon, Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-London Gatwick, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Seoul, Vancouver-Brisbane and Vancouver-Dublin.