Feedback from KarryOn readers was mixed earlier this year, when Air Canada decided to launch seasonal direct flights between Melbourne and Vancouver.

Most welcomed the Australian city’s only non-stop service to the North American city

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While others sat back wondering… ‘why only seasonal?’

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We have good news for you Halley and Lisa, Air Canada heard you.

The airline has decided to fly its Melbourne-Vancouver service year-round from June 2018.

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Reflecting strong demand for the service, Air Canada’s Director Sales for Asia Pacific, Lee Poh Kait, expects the service to be utilised by both business and leisure travellers from Melbourne as well as other south eastern Australia states.

“For Victorians, South Australians and Tasmanians, the addition of a year-round Melbourne service will significantly reduce travel times to Vancouver, from where they can explore British Columbia’s world-renowned attractions.”

Lee Poh Kait, Air Canada Director Sales for Asia Pacific

The year-round Melbourne-Vancouver flights will be operated by Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with flight AC038 departing at 9.40am each Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

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Passengers  will have a choice of three aircrafr cabins: International Business Class (featuring the airline’s next generation lie-flat pod), Premium Economy Class and Economy Class.

Melbourne will become Air Canada’s third year-round port in Australia, with daily non-stop services currently operating from Sydney and Brisbane to Vancouver International Airport.

What do you think of Air Canada’s year-round service?