Air Canada has launched daily non-stop flights between Canada and Sydney, Australia. The new non-stop routing from Vancouver, with an elapsed time of approximately 15 hours southbound and 14 hours northbound, shaves more than three hours off the previous one-stop routing via Honolulu. The carrier’s daily, one-stop service from Toronto to Sydney and non-stop flights from Vancouver have been timed for a vast array of time saving connections to and from points throughout North America and Australia.
“We are delighted to offer our customers the fastest and most convenient way of travelling between Canada and Australia, as well as the highest quality of long haul service and amenities with our flagship Boeing 777 aircraft,” said Daniel Shurz, Vice President, Network Planning. “With daily, same-plane service from Toronto, and non-stop flights from Vancouver, we are able to leverage Air Canada’s extensive international and North America route networks via both our Toronto and Vancouver hubs.”
Air Canada flight AC033 departs Vancouver at 23:45, arriving in Sydney at 09:50 two days later due to time zone differences. The return flight departs Sydney at 11:35, arriving in Vancouver the same day at 06:40.
Air Canada 777-300ER aircraft are configured to provide a choice of 42 Executive First Suites and 307 seats in Economy Class, and the new 777-200LR that will be operated on the Sydney route starting in February, 2008 will be configured with 42 Executive First Suites and 228 seats in Economy Class.