Air Canada has announced it is launching daily seasonal flights from Vancouver (YVR) to Frankfurt and three times weekly seasonal flights from YVR to London Gatwick. Flights begin June 1, 2017, and June 8, 2017, respectively, and tickets are now available for purchase.
Air Canada's Vancouver-Frankfurt flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, with a choice of three cabins configured with 20 International Business Class individual lie-flat suites, 21 Premium Economy seats and 210 Economy Class seats. Air Canada's Dreamliners also have an enhanced seatback In-Flight Entertainment system which is available at every seat throughout the aircraft. All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access in Vancouver and in Frankfurt, priority boarding and other benefits. Air Canada's Frankfurt flights complement daily flights operated from Vancouver by Star Alliance partner Lufthansa.
The schedule is as follows:
|AC840||Vancouver (YVR)||Frankfurt (FRA)||12:25||07:05 (+1)|
|AC841||Frankfurt (FRA)||Vancouver (YVR)||10:00||10:55|
Next summer, Air Canada will operate to Frankfurt from five points across Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
Air Canada's Vancouver-London Gatwick service will be operated by Air Canada Rouge on Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft with premium and economy cabins. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from flights within British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest at Air Canada's Vancouver hub. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access in Vancouver, priority boarding and other benefits.
The schedule is as follows:
|AC1934||Vancouver (YVR)||London Gatwick (LGW)||16:45 Tue, Thur, Sat||10:25 (+1)|
|AC1935||London Gatwick (LGW)||Vancouver (YVR)||12:00 Tue, Thur, Sat||14:10|
Next summer, Air Canada Rouge will operate to London Gatwick from two points across Canada: Vancouver and Toronto.
Air Canada's ongoing international expansion this year has included the recent launch of Vancouver-Delhi, Vancouver-Brisbane, Vancouver-Dublin, Toronto-Seoul, Toronto-London Gatwick, Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Montreal-Casablanca and Montreal-Lyon.
In 2017, the airline will launch new international services between Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt, Vancouver-London Gatwick, Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Montreal-Shanghai, Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille.
Last year, Air Canada launched new international services between Vancouver-Osaka, Toronto-Delhi, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Montreal-Venice and Montreal-Mexico City.