Air Canada has launched non-stop flights between
Yellowknife and Vancouver.
The route's daily seasonal service
will operate until April, and next year's seasonal service from
Vancouver is currently scheduled to begin 5 September 2018.
Canada's Yellowknife-Vancouver non-stop services are being
operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express banner.
The airline will utilize 76-seat Bombardier CRJ-705 jet aircraft
to service the route.
All flights offer wi-fi, Air
Canada's personal in-flight entertainment available at every seat,
and provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star
Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority
check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at the Vancouver hub, priority
boarding and other benefits.
"We are pleased to now
link Yellowknife to our Vancouver trans-Pacific hub, connecting
seamlessly to and from our Asia and US transborder networks to
offer time savings and ease for both international visitors
travelling to enjoy our country's spectacular Aurora Borealis and
Canada's northern winter adventures, as well as for local
residents. Our seasonal route will begin in early fall next year
to meet the growing demand for travel to Canada's Northwest
Territories from Asia," said Benjamin Smith, President – Passenger
Airlines at Air Canada.
"We are delighted that this new
flight is being added by Air Canada, a spectacular marketing
partner of ours," said Cathie Bolstad, Executive Director for NWT
Tourism. "We are seeing rapid growth in visitation to the NWT. In
2016, aurora tourism grew by 23% and our territory hosted close to
30,000 visitors whose visit was specifically to come see the
Aurora. Preliminary numbers for 2017 suggest that we will see
increased visitation in this winter's aurora season and having
this added flight is going to contribute to that success, while
also giving NWT residents more travel options too."