Air Canada is spreading its wings across the Asia Pacific region with plans for its first non-stop service between Vancouver, Canada & Auckland, New Zealand.
Commencing 14 December 2019 to the end of March 2020, the new Air Canada service will run four times weekly as part of a joint venture with Air New Zealand (pending necessary approval).
The airline’s launch across the Tasman comes after successfully building a strong network around the East Coast of Australia with year-round flights from Melbourne (commenced 2018), Brisbane (commenced 2016) and Sydney.
Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada, Lucie Guillemette, said Auckland is a strategic destination for the airline’s network and expects it will be popular among Kiwis planning a Canadian winter vacation.
Beyond travelling between Vancouver and Auckland, the new service will also offer Kiwis an alternate route to other North American cities such as New York with convenient connections.
“We look forward… offering our customers a choice of more flights, connections and travel opportunities.”
John MacLeod, Air Canada Vice President, Global Sales & Alliances
Air Canada will use its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route, giving flyers access to 20 flat beds in Business, 21 recliner seats in Premium Economy and 214 standard seats in Economy.
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