14 NOVEMBER 2016
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Three-times-weekly seasonal flights from between Gatwick and Vancouver (YVR) by B767-300 are to be launched by Air Canada Rouge from 8 June, in a further boost to international services at its west coast hub. In addition to this new summer service, Air Canada is introducing daily seasonal flights between Frankfurt and Vancouver, also starting in June.
President passenger airlines Benjamin Smith said the moves were part of the carrier’s strategy to increase its European services at Vancouver. “We will be the only airline flying non-stop between YVR and the two largest airports in the London metropolitan region during the peak summer travel period with the addition of Gatwick,” he added.
“By next summer, Air Canada will serve five European destinations non-stop from YVR including two significant hubs, Frankfurt and Heathrow, plus Gatwick and Dublin, and Munich, on a code-share basis with our joint-venture partner Lufthansa.”
Smith said the addition of flights to Frankfurt – “one of Europe’s most important hubs” – offered passengers a wide array of convenient choices.
There was also the ease of one-stop connections with Lufthansa, a Star Alliance partner, for those travelling to southern, central and eastern Europe as well as Africa, the Middle East and beyond.
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