Mon, 18 Dec 2017

Air Canada Launches Daily Non-Stop Flights Between Yellowknife and Vancouver

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.

Air Canada's Yellowknife-Vancouver non-stop services are being operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express banner.

Air Canada Express Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. Click to enlarge.

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 Ė 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." 

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