Air Canada has announced it is boosting international flights at its Vancouver hub next summer with double daily flights from Vancouver to London Heathrow.
In addition, the airline’s new non-stop flights from Vancouver to Brisbane, Australia will now launch two weeks earlier on June 1st to meet demand.
“Air Canada is strategically increasing its international flights at YVR with a second daily flight to London Heathrow next summer in response to seasonal travel demand,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada president, passenger airlines.
“Our second London flight beginning June 1st will be operated with new state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, and in fact, both London flights will feature our newly designed International Business Class product, and offer customers a choice of three cabins of service and industry-leading amenities.
“We are the only airline to fly double daily to London next summer from YVR.
“With this along with our new non-stop, year-round flights to Brisbane, Australia now beginning on June 1st, plus increased capacity on flights from
YVR to Sydney, Australia with Boeing 777 aircraft that will be newly converted, featuring our new international product standard offering a choice of three cabins of service, Air Canada is reinforcing YVR as an important hub, connecting our B.C., Western Canada and US routes with our South Pacific, Asian and European network,” concluded Smith.
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.