Air Canada has announced the strategic expansion of its international network from Vancouver.
Launching new services in June 2018 to Paris and Zurich and increasing its London-Heathrow service with twice-daily flights for summer 2018.
“We continue to strategically broaden our international network from our Vancouver hub with the addition of two new, non-stop international services to Europe in 2018 and additional flights to London Heathrow.
“With the launch of flights to Paris and Zurich, Air Canada will fly non-stop from Vancouver to five European destinations next summer, offering excellent options for travellers from British Columbia and the North American west coast to Europe, and as well as for European visitors and beyond to western Canada and the Pacific Northwest,” said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada.
“All new flights from Vancouver to Paris and Zurich will be operated with our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
“The operating economics of the Dreamliners together with the Vancouver Airport Authority’s efforts to maintain airport operating costs among the lowest in Canada have enabled us to expand our network here to connect our already extensive British Columbia, western Canada and US routes to even more international destinations, and position Vancouver as a preferred option to travel through,” added Smith.
All flights will be available for purchase starting September 6th.
“International travellers are drawn to British Columbia’s vibrant cities that offer an endless supply of unique travel experiences.
“With demand for travel to Vancouver increasing, these additional flights provided by Air Canada will ensure that travellers have more options to experience our beautiful province,” said Lisa Beare, minister of tourism, arts and culture, British Columbia.