Air Canada’s Auckland-Vancouver Service returns



• B787 Dreamliner service now operating four times weekly

• Three cabin service – Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy

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

AUCKLAND, 12 July 2022 – With the touchdown today of flight AC39, Air Canada is delighted to be once again back in New Zealand, providing travellers with a non-stop, Boeing 787 Dreamliner service between Auckland and Vancouver.

Following an almost three-year COVID-induced hiatus, Air Canada’s seasonal service will now operate at least four time a week from New Zealand’s largest city to the award-winning Vancouver International Airport (YVR), from where travellers can seamlessly connect with Air Canada’s extensive North American network.

Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand Vic Naughton says the much-anticipated return of the seasonal service will re-connect Kiwis with some of the world’s most celebrated winter playgrounds, while giving North Americans the opportunity to enjoy New Zealand’s vast range of alluring summer attractions.

In addition, it will reintroduce Kiwi travellers to Air Canada’s award-winning services and help re-establish YVR – Air Canada’s trans-Pacific hub – as the most efficient and friendly North American gateway for New Zealand business and leisure travellers.

“Thanks to our early morning arrival times and YVR’s hassle-free international-to-domestic connection process, New Zealanders can now hit the slopes at some of British Columbia’s world-famous ski-fields on the day they arrive,” says Naughton.

“Air Canada passengers travelling on to US destinations can also do so with unrivalled ease. They simply step off the Auckland-Vancouver flight, pass-through US Customs at YVR, then pick up their bags once they touch down at their US destination.”

Air Canada’s B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft features 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.

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AC040 AKL YVR Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat 14:00 06:15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner
AC039 YVR AKL Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun 23:10 10:25 (+2 days) Boeing 787 Dreamliner

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from the independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which in 2021 also named Air Canada as having the Best Airline Staff in North America, Best Airline Staff in Canada, Best Business Class Lounge in North America, as well as an Excellence award for its handling of COVID-19. Also in 2021, Air Canada was named Global Traveler’s Best Airline in North America for the third straight year. In January 2021, Air Canada received APEX’s Diamond Status Certification for the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosafety program for managing COVID-19, the only airline in Canada to attain the highest APEX ranking. Air Canada has also committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. For more information, please visit:, follow Air Canada on Twitter and LinkedIn, and join Air Canada on Facebook.

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