Air Canada has launched Boeing 787 Dreamliner
flights from Vancouver to Zurich, Switzerland and Paris, France.
Boeing 787 Dreamliners feature three cabins of service with
enhanced definition individual on-demand personal entertainment
offering a wide range of movies, short films, TV programs and
audio selections at every seat throughout the aircraft.
"We are delighted to launch new
non-stop flights from Vancouver to Zurich and to Paris, both
onboard our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners," said
Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "The
strategic addition of these seasonal international flights further
strengthens our YVR hub which combined with our extensive North
American network, provides excellent options for travelers from BC
and the North American west coast to Europe, and as well as for
European visitors and beyond to western Canada and the Pacific
All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, and
for eligible customers, priority services and access to Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounges.
From its YVR hub this summer, Air
Canada offers up to 1,293 flights each week non-stop to eight
destinations in Asia, three destinations in Australia, five
destinations in Europe, 16 destinations in the USA, 22
destinations in Canada and two destinations in Mexico and the
"These new flights are great news for
travelers and for tourism," said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism,
Arts and Culture. "As more Europeans choose to vacation in British
Columbia, I'm pleased to see Air Canada creating options to meet
that demand. Having more direct flights makes traveling to our
beautiful province easier for people. This means more visits to
B.C. and more jobs for British Columbians."