Qantas to fly more nonstop flights from Vancouver for summer, winter holidays

Qantas to fly more nonstop flights from Vancouver for summer, winter holidays

VANCOUVER — Qantas will offer more nonstop flights from Vancouver to Sydney with an extended seasonal schedule, providing customers with new travel options over the Canadian summer as well as over next winter.

Qantas Executive Manager International Sales, Stephen Thompson, said the decision to offer more flights from Vancouver came at the end of a successful first season of flying during the December-January travel period.

“Our nonstop Vancouver services proved really popular so we’re pleased to expand them this year, offering customers more flights on more days over the Canadian winter and summer.

“Customers can also enjoy seamless connections to the services from destinations across Canada with our codeshare partner WestJet.”

Services have increased from two to three per week with night flights in both directions.

Made possible by Qantas’ continued focus on improving aircraft utilization, Thompson said the services also deliver on the airline’s strategy of targeting seasonal peaks to provide customers with more choice at the time of year they want to travel.

Qantas will operate 33 return services between Vancouver and Sydney – 13 return services in June/July, and 20 return services from mid-December to late January 2016, operated by a three-cabin, 364-seat refurbished B747 aircraft.

Special launch fares start from Can$1,599 (including $169 taxes, fees and charges), for travel from June 20 to July 18 and from $2,299 (including $169 taxes, fees and charges) for travel from Dec. 12, 2015, to Jan. 23, 2016 available for sale now through Feb. 11.