Air Canada doubles Vancouver-London Heathrow flights for summer 2016

Strategically increases international flights at YVR hub following announcement of the only non-stop flights to Brisbane, Australia

Air Canada today announced it is boosting international flights at its Vancouver hub next summer with double daily flights from YVR to London Heathrow. In addition, the airline’s new non-stop flights from Vancouver to Brisbane, Australia will now launch two weeks earlier on June 1 to meet demand.

“Air Canada is strategically increasing its international flights at YVR with a second daily flight to London Heathrow next summer in response to seasonal travel demand,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada President, Passenger Airlines. “Our second London flight beginning June 1 will be operated with new state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, and in fact, both London flights will feature our newly designed International Business Class product, and offer customers a choice of three cabins of service and industry-leading amenities.

“We are the only airline to fly double daily to London next summer from YVR. Along with our new non-stop, year-round flights to Brisbane, Australia, Air Canada is reinforcing YVR as an important hub, connecting our B.C., Western Canada and U.S. routes with our South Pacific, Asian and European network,” concluded Smith.

All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.

Flight From To Depart Arrive Aircraft
AC 854year-round Vancouver (YVR) London (LHR) 18:40 11:50 (+1 day) 450-seat Boeing 777
AC 896June 1-Sept. 29 Vancouver (YVR) London (LHR) 21:10 14:20 (+1 day) 298-seat Boeing 787-9 
AC 855year-round London (LHR) Vancouver (YVR) 10:05 11:35 450-seat Boeing 777
AC 897June 2-Sept. 30 London (LHR) Vancouver (YVR) 16:15 17:45 298-seat Boeing 787-9 

In addition, Air Canada’s new Brisbane flights now begin June 1, 2016, operating three times weekly with the carrier’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. For more information on Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner and new international product, please visit:

Flight From To Depart Arrive Operating on
AC35 Vancouver (YVR) Brisbane (BNE) 23:45 07:15(+2 days) Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
AC36 Brisbane (BNE) Vancouver (YVR) 10:40 07:15 Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday

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