Air Canada is expanding its Vancouver hub with the addition of the only non-stop flights to Dublin, Ireland next summer.
This new seasonal route follows the recent announcement of several enhancements at the airline’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.
The Dublin-Vancouver flights will be operated three times weekly by Air Canada’s leisure airline, Air Canada rouge, with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft beginning June 10th 2016.
“Air Canada continues to strategically grow its international network at YVR with the only non-stop flights to Dublin during the peak summer period.
“This route is a great, convenient option for Western Canadians travelling to visit the vibrant Emerald Isle with its rich literary history, arts, world-class golf and dramatic landscapes.
“It will also be equally appealing for our customers from Ireland flying non-stop to visit and experience the spectacular attractions Vancouver and British Columbia offer,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada president, passenger airlines.
“This new route is the latest of numerous improvements for customers coming in 2016 including double daily flights to London Heathrow, three new routes to the United States, new non-stop, year-round flights to Brisbane, Australia and increased capacity on our flights from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia with Boeing 777 aircraft featuring our new international product standard offering a choice of Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.
“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 US network with our expanding South Pacific, Asian and European network.”
Air Canada rouge’s new Dublin-Vancouver flights begin June 10th 2016, operating three times weekly with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring premium and economy cabins.
Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive west coast network through the airline’s Vancouver hub.
All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.