A steady stream of interest in travel between Australia and Canada has prompted Air Canada to increase its service on the Melbourne-Vancouver route.

Less than four months after launching year-round flights to Victoria’s capital, the carrier has announced it will increase services to four times weekly during the peak period between 19 November to 9 March.

The airline will drop flights back down to three times weekly from March 2019 until June 2019 when it will become a four times weekly year-round service.

Air Canada’s Vice President of Network Planning, Mark Galardo, described Melbourne as an “important market” and expects the additional flight to provide “further convenience”, FTN News reported.


“The addition of a fourth weekly flight to Melbourne year-round will provide further convenience to business and leisure travellers between North America and Australia.”

Mark Galardo, Air Canada Vice President of Network Planning

“[It will also] offer seamless connections thanks to the in-transit preclearance facilities at Vancouver.”

The new service, along with Air Canada’s existing Melbourne flights, is timed to connect with Virgin Australia flights to and from Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Tasmania.

Canada’s national carrier will use one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners to operate on the route, which delivers three cabins – Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class.


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