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Air Canada launches new European flights

Increase of international flights at YVR hub offers additional choice to Europe


November 9, 2016
by PurchasingB2B Staff

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

VANCOUVER—Air Canada today announced it’s launching daily seasonal flights from YVR to Frankfurt, and three times weekly seasonal flights from YVR to London Gatwick.

Flights begin June 1, 2017 and June 8, 2017 respectively, and tickets are now available.

Vancouver-Frankfurt flights
Air Canada’s Vancouver-Frankfurt flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, featuring a choice of three cabins configured with 20 International Business Class individual lie-flat suites, 21 Premium Economy seats and 210 Economy Class seats. Air Canada’s Frankfurt flights complement daily flights operated from Vancouver by Star Alliance partner Lufthansa.

Next summer, Air Canada will operate to Frankfurt from five points across Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

Vancouver-London Gatwick flights
Air Canada’s Vancouver-London Gatwick service will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft featuring premium and economy cabins. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from flights within BC and the Pacific North West at Air Canada’s Vancouver hub.

Next summer, Air Canada Rouge will operate to London Gatwick from two points across Canada: Vancouver and Toronto.

Air Canada’s ongoing international expansion this year has included the recent launch of Vancouver-Delhi, Vancouver-Brisbane, Vancouver-Dublin, Toronto-Seoul, Toronto-London Gatwick, Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Montreal-Casablanca and Montreal-Lyon.

In 2017, the airline will launch new international services between Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt, Vancouver-London Gatwick, Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Montreal-Shanghai, Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille.