Air Canada expands Auckland-Vancouver seasonal service

NEWS 📰

⭐ 20% increase in total seat capacity

⭐ Services to operate 3x weekly in November / 5x weekly December-March

⭐ B787 Dreamliner offering award-winning three cabin service

⭐ Same day access to British Columbia’s world-class ski fields

Air Canada is today pleased to announce an expansion of its popular seasonal service between Auckland and Vancouver, with New Zealand travellers having more flights to choose from than ever before.

Air Canada’s Auckland-Vancouver service will operate from 31 October 2023 until 29 March 2024 using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft offering an award-winning three-cabin service that includes Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy.

Starting with three flights per week during November, the service will increase to a record five flights per week from December – an overall 20% increase in capacity on the 2022/23 season.

General Manager Australia and New Zealand Vic Naughton says the increase in frequency reflects the success of last season’s flights and the airline’s confidence that the service will once again attract record bookings.

“Last year we saw extraordinarily high demand for seats, driven in part by a desire for Kiwis to visit friends and relatives in North America,” says Naughton. “We expect that demand to only intensify this year as more New Zealand travellers seize the opportunity to visit Canada’s world class winter attractions.”

With Air Canada’s service arriving in Vancouver in the early morning, New Zealand passengers can be on the slopes of some of British Columbia’s world-famous ski-fields on the day they arrive.

Naughton says Air Canada is also anticipating further growth in the proportion of Kiwi travellers continuing beyond British Columbia to points across Canada and the United States.

“Word is clearly out that Vancouver International Airport (YVR) offers one of the world’s fastest and most hassle-free transit processes, with Air Canada passengers able to proceed to connecting flights without re-checking their bags or changing terminals. In addition, our US-bound customers enjoy the added benefit of passing through US customs and immigration at YVR, enabling a quick exit once they arrive at their US destination.”

Air Canada’s B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft can accommodate a total of 298 passengers, with 30 Signature Service lie-flat seat suites, 21 Premium Economy and 247 Economy Class seats. All Air Canada flights provide for accumulation and redemption of Aeroplan Points, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.

Air Canada’s onboard services on its South Pacific flights showcase the best cuisine Canadian culinary talent has to offer with Air Canada’s panel of celebrity chefs, including award-winning, Vancouver-based chef David Hawksworth and Montreal-based chef Jérôme Ferrer. Complementing the culinary journey is a selection of top wines chosen by leading Canadian sommelier Véronique Rivest.

For more information on Air Canada visit aircanada.com.

 

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November:

Tue/Fri/Sun

 

December-March:

Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun

 

14:00 06:05 Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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November:

Wed/Fri/Sun

 

December-March:

Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun

 

23:45 10:55 (+2 days) Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 

 

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