Air Canada will start flying daily between Vancouver and Brisbane next summer.
From 17 June 2016, the airline will add four more weekly services to its existing three-flights-a-week schedule.
All flights will be operated using Air Canada’s new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, which features 20 flat-bed seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy and 210 in economy.
“Customer response to our announcement of the only non-stop flights between Canada and Brisbane has been very positive, and we thank federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau for the revised bilateral agreement which enables us to increase our presence in this important Asia Pacific market. As a result, Air Canada will boost its new Vancouver-Brisbane service to daily flights,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines.
The Brisbane route forms part of a major Asia Pacific expansion for Air Canada. So far this year the airline has launched new services from Toronto to Dubai and Delhi and from Vancouver to Osaka. And in 2016 it will commence flights from Toronto to Seoul.
The new daily Brisbane flights will depart Vancouver at 2345 and arrive in the Queensland city at 0715 two days later, having crossed the International Date Line. The return flights will then depart Brisbane at 1040 and arrive back in Vancouver at 0715 the same day.