Air Canada plans to launch a new route between Vancouver International Airport and Singapore, the only non-stop flights from Canada to Singapore, connecting two global destinations.
The new route will operate four times weekly beginning April 3, 2024. The schedule has been built to conveniently connect to and from destinations across North America via Air Canada’s hub at YVR and, in Singapore to and from destinations across Southeast Asia, South India & Western Australia with Star Alliance and codeshare partner Singapore Airlines.
The new route is part of Air Canada’s plan to broaden its presence in the 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,” Air Canada’s executive vice-president, Mark Galardo.
The resumption of the Vancouver–Singapore service strengthens the connectivity between Canada and Asia, and will facilitate growth in both business and leisure travel.
“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. “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.”
Singapore Airlines made a decision earlier this year to withdraw its service to YVR effective October 2023.
Tamara Vrooman, the president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, added: “This non-stop service will also increase access to several important markets across the Indo-Pacific area, supporting trade diversification and investment opportunities that benefit our local economy. I would like to thank Air Canada for its continued investment in YVR as part of its growing network between Asia and the Americas and we look forward to welcoming this new service to Singapore.”