4 SEPTEMBER 2017
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An increase in flights to Heathrow to twice daily and new non-stop services to Paris and Zurich are among elements announced by Air Canada for the strategic expansion of its international network from Vancouver next summer.
The addition of the new cities brings to five the number of European destinations operated by the carrier non-stop from the western Canada hub. Flights will be by three-cabin Boeing B787 Dreamliner.
President passenger airlines Benjamin Smith said: “The operating economics of the Dreamliners plus Vancouver Airport Authority's efforts to maintain airport operating costs among the lowest in Canada have enabled us to expand our western Canada and US routes to even more international destinations.”
All the new routes are timed to optimise connectivity at Vancouver to and from the North America network while the Paris and Zurich flights will connect to and from destinations in Europe, Africa and India with Star Alliance partner Swiss International.
So far in this year, Air Canada has launched year-round new services between Vancouver and Taipei, Dallas Fort Worth and Denver, and seasonal services to Gatwick, Frankfurt, Nagoya and Boston.
Seasonal services to and from Delhi resume on 14 October and will increase to five times weekly for the 2017/2018 season.
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