TORONTO — Air Canada’s nonstop Vancouver-Melbourne service is now available year-round.
The service, which took off on a year-round basis June 1, has already proved popular, initially offered with four times weekly flights when it first started in December 2017 as Canada’s only nonstop service to the Australian city and Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.
The route is serviced by Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with lie-flat seat suites, known as Executive Pods, in International Business Class, plus comfortable seating with plenty of amenities in Premium Economy and Economy Class.
Air Canada passengers arriving in Melbourne will find that the elegant, artsy city is well-deserving of its reputation as one of Australia’s must-see destinations. From the beautiful blooms at Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, to the retail shopping finds on Bourke St. and Collins St., to the bustling café culture that fuels the city’s bar and dining scene just about around the clock, there’s something here for every traveller.
Melbourne is also the gateway to several of Autralia’s iconic experiences, from Yarra Valley winery tours to a spectacular coastal drive to see the 12 Apostles on Great Ocean Road.
Air Canada’s new year-round Vancouver-Melbourne service “provides additional options for business and leisure travellers between our two continents,” said Benjamin Smith, President – Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
The Melbourne flights also offer convenient access for Canadian travellers looking to make the journey Down Under, he added. “The seamless connections through in-transit pre-clearance facilities combined with our extensive domestic Canada and USA network at our Vancouver hub positions YVR to be the preferred trans-Pacific gateway for business and leisure travellers travelling between North America and Australia.”