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Air Canada launches 3 more Vancouver Services.

Air Canada has announced three new flights from Vancouver with new services launching June 2018 to Paris and Zurich, and the start of year-round flights to Melbourne.

The new Vancouver-Zurich flights will operate three times weekly from June 7 to Oct. 14, 2018 and will connect to and from destinations in Europe, Africa and India with Star Alliance partner Swiss International Air Lines.

Service to Melbourne will begin June 1 and will operate three times per week year-round, with flights timed to connect to and from Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and to Tasmania with codeshare partner Virgin Australia.

Flights to Paris will take place four times per week from June 8 to Oct. 15, 2018.

All flights will be available for purchase starting Sept. 6.

In addition, Air Canada is increasing its non-stop Delhi flights from Vancouver that resume Oct. 14, with up to five times weekly service for the 2017/2018 season.

It's London-Heathrow service will also be increased with twice-daily flights for summer 2018.

This means the addition of two new, non-stop international services to Europe in 2018, more year-round flights to Australia, and additional flights to Delhi and London Heathrow. With the launch of flights to Paris and Zurich, Air Canada will fly non-stop from YVR to five European destinations next summer, offering excellent options for travellers 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 Northwest.

Just one of these new connections would have been big news, but to be able to announce three major new services in one day is really exciting, and a true testament to the work Air Canada is doing to grow their transpacific hub here at YVR.

In 2017, Air Canada has launched new services from its Vancouver hub to: Taipei (year-round), Frankfurt (seasonal), Nagoya (seasonal), London-Gatwick (seasonal), Dallas-Fort Worth (year-round), Denver (year-round) and Boston (seasonal). Delhi seasonal service resumes on Oct. 14 and will increase up to five times weekly for the 2017/2018 season. Still to launch are Melbourne seasonal flights beginning Dec. 1; Yellowknife seasonal flights beginning Dec. 15; and Orlando seasonal flights beginning Dec. 20.

WestJet Unveils It's Seasonal Schedule For The Winter Of 2017-18

WestJet has unveiled its seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18, featuring expanded service to a number of destinations from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Kelowna, in addition to new service between Vancouver and Huatulco, Edmonton and Huatulco, and Calgary and Belize.

Non-stop weekly service between Vancouver and Huatulco, Mexico will begin, effective Oct. 29, 2017. The service is part of the airline’s seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18 which includes more flights from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Fort St. John, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.

WestJet will increase service from Vancouver by 43 weekly flights this winter and will operate more flights between Vancouver and Calgary than any other carrier – flights which are more consistently timed to depart at the top of the hour (eastbound) or at the bottom of the hour (westbound) – and increase connections available via Vancouver by 34 per cent.

Enhancing its service to the sun, WestJet will also increase flights from Vancouver to Mexico by three per week, and start its Vancouver-Hawaii service several weeks earlier.

The airline has also announced more flights between Kelowna and Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, effective Nov. 2017. The additional service represents a significant increase in flights from Kelowna International Airport.

WestJet’s service between Kelowna and Edmonton is to be increased from four to six times daily; its Kelowna-Calgary service will be increased from 44 to 47 times weekly, seven times each business day, while the Kelowna-Toronto service will increase from five to seven flights weekly.

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