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Air Canada launches
Air Canada has announced the introduction of daily service between Vancouver and Yellowknife, starting Dec. 15, 2017 until April 1, 2018. Introductory fares start at $219 one-way, all-in, with tickets now available for purchase.
These new non-stop flights will shave off almost four hours of round-trip travel time for customers travelling between Canada's west coast and the Northwest Territories. In addition to convenient business travel between these two areas, these new flights also connect seamlessly at the YVR trans-Pacific hub to and from Asia and US transborder networks, offering one-stop ease for visitors travelling to enjoy Canada's spectacular Aurora Borealis and northern winter adventures.
The new non-stop services will be offered onboard 75-seat Bombardier CRJ-705 aircraft, featuring a choice of Business Class or Economy service operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express banner. The flights will depart Vancouver at 4:00 p.m. and arrive in Yellowknife at 7:30 p.m., with service from Yellowknife to Vancouver departing at 7:30 a.m. and arriving at 8:53 a.m.
So far in 2017, Air Canada has launched new services from its Vancouver hub to Taipei, Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver and Boston, with Melbourne seasonal flights to begin December 1, and Delhi seasonal service resuming on October 14 increasing up to five times weekly for the 2017/2018 season.
-------------------------------------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.