Canadian flag carrier Air Canada has in recent days announced its newest route connecting Vancouver and Singapore, with non-stop flights beginning early spring of next year. The airline is set to operate the flights with their Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which features three cabins of service.
The route will act part of Air Canada’s strategic expansion of the international network, and in this case the trans-pacific hub of Vancouver (YVR). The new route will be served four-times weekly from April 3.
The new route
“Air Canada’s launch of a new route from Vancouver to Singapore is great news for British Columbians and our economy,” said British Columbia Premier David Eby on the newly announced trans-pacific route by Air Canada, which will seamlessly connect the cities of Singapore and Vancouver from Q2 of next year.
“Singapore was a key stop on my recent trade mission to Asia. Many people will benefit from the growth in jobs and opportunity that comes from increased direct access to that remarkable country.” he concluded.
The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, Government of Canada, also released a statement, saying: “It’s no secret that the last few years have been hard on the air sector.”
“This announcement of the first nonstop flight between Canada and Singapore by Air Canada is great news for the sector and for Canadians as the industry continues to recover.”
“Improving access between Canada and Singapore will help keep the air sector here in Canada competitive, while helping communities stay connected with friends and loved ones between our two countries.”
The new route will, as previously mentioned, be operated by Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet with three classes of service. The classes to be featured on this route will be Economy Class, Premium Economy and Signature Class (Business), which features lie-flat seats.
The schedule has also been built to conveniently connect to and from destinations across North America via Air Canada’s hub at YVR. In Singapore it will run to and from destinations across Southeast Asia, South India & Western Australia with Star Alliance and codeshare partner Singapore Airlines.
Air Canada statements
Air Canada official, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning, Mark Galardo issued further statements on the new route, saying:
“Air Canada continues to adapt its international network strategy in response to evolving global trends and is broadening its presence in the Indo-Pacific region to capitalize on growing business links and Canada’s changing demographics.”
“We are committed to growing YVR as a premier trans-Pacific hub, and Singapore is a top global financial centre, a multicultural destination that offers an abundance of tourism and food experiences, as well as an important gateway to beyond destinations in Southeast Asia, Southern India and Western Australia.”
“Our newest flight will be equally appreciated by international business travellers, as well as those seeking an exciting holiday destination, or simply visiting friends and family. Customers can now begin planning their next trip to Singapore. We look forward to welcoming you onboard next spring,”
The flights will operate on a four-times weekly schedule, designated under the flight-numbers AC19 and AC20. For these flights, the timetable looks as follows:
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As can be seen, the outbound will depart shortly after midnight on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, landing in Singapore at 07:10 local, the day after. The returns will follow accordingly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.