Air Canada Launches YVR to Singapore

 

Air Canada marked its inaugural flight from Vancouver to Singapore, the airline’s newest international route and the only non-stop flight from Canada to the city.

“Air Canada is thrilled to welcome customers onboard our newest route linking Canada and Singapore from our Pacific hub in Vancouver. These new Singapore flights are part of our strategic expansion at YVR, which together with an efficient and seamless in-transit connection process, further position the airport as the preferred North American gateway to Asia,” said Mark Galardo, executive vice president, revenue and network planning at Air Canada. “Singapore is also an important gateway to beyond destinations. Customers have a multitude of connection options travelling to Southeast Asia, Southern India and Western Australia with our longstanding codeshare and Star Alliance partner, Singapore Airlines.”

Stretching 12,818¬†kilometres (7,965 miles), the route is the airline’s longest flight measured by distance with a flying time of up to 16 hours and five minutes.

“I am pleased Air Canada has chosen YVR to host the only non-stop flight between Canada and Singapore,” said YVR president and CEO, Tamara Vrooman. “This new route will generate $18 million in economic output and support jobs across the sector. We welcome this new service which will grow tourism, support increased trade, and importantly, connect families and friends across the Pacific region. The launch of service to Singapore speaks to the continued investment Air Canada is making in Vancouver, which in turn benefits our community and the regional economy.”

 

 

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