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  • Air Canada to launch 11 international non-stop routes

    Non-stop routes being introduced from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal Air Canada got its summer off to an early start on June 1 with the launch of two new international routes from Vancouver to Nagoya and Frankfurt, marking the beginning of the airline’s summer season. In total, the airline plans to launch 11 new international non-stop routes this summer from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. “Nothing says summer like winging off to an exciting foreign destination, and Air Canada is pleased to…

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  • Air Canada adds six new routes to Australia, South America, Caribbean and USA

    Vancouver to Melbourne and Orlando; Montreal to Lima and Phoenix; Toronto to Belize and St. Vincent. Air Canada has announced the continued expansion of its international network with the addition of six new routes for the winter season: Vancouver-Melbourne, Vancouver-Orlando, Toronto-Belize*, Toronto-St. Vincent*, Montreal-Lima* and Montreal-Phoenix. Flights are now available for purchase at aircanada.com and through travel agents. “Air Canada is continuing its strategic, global expansion with a diverse range of exciting new non-stop routes this winter to Australia, South America, the Caribbean and the United States,” said Benjamin Smith, President,…

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  • Sunwing resumes popular summer flight services to three Caribbean destinations from Vancouver

    Sunwing will be offering a summer service to three popular Caribbean destinations from Vancouver via Toronto for a third consecutive year. From May 17 to September 03, 2017 inclusive, West coast travellers can enjoy convenient access to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Montego Bay, Jamaica and the island of St. Maarten.  From June 1st until September 1st, 2017, flight connections to Punta Cana are available on Thursdays and Sundays, and Montego Bay is accessed via weekly service departing each Saturday from June 3rd until September 3rd, 2017. Plus, vacationers headed to St. Maarten can take advantage of regular Wednesday service between May 17th and August 31st, 2017. As Canada’s #1…

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  • Air Canada adds daily Vancouver-Boston flights to growing transborder network for summer 2017

    Air Canada has announced the introduction of daily summer seasonal service between Vancouver and Boston starting June 23, 2017 until September 4, 2017. Special introductory fares start as low as $243 one-way, all in, and tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents. “We continue to strategically expand our transborder network and we are excited to link Vancouver and Boston with daily non-stop flights this summer, complementing our existing Boston services from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and…

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  • Martin L. Leclerc named general manager of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

    Marriott International has announced the appointment of Martin L. Leclerc as general manager for The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. A well-established leader with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Leclerc’s career began at the Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta in 1991 where he worked in various positions in food and beverage.  In 1997, he joined Delta Hotels as the Director of Operations at the Delta Vancouver Airport, and in 2000, he was promoted to Acting General Manager at…

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  • Hong Kong Airlines to launch daily service to Vancouver

    Commencing on 30 June 2017, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will operate daily direct flight between Hong Kong and Vancouver by Airbus A330 aircraft. Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017, fly to Canada to join the nation-wide festivals with Hong Kong Airlines at HK$3,700* up. Long accredited one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a year-round destination for all kinds of travelers, a mix of natural charm and bustling city life. In winter, Grouse…

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  • Air Canada spices up its U.S. schedule with six new trans-border routes for 2017

    New cities include southern hotspots San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah Air Canada has announced plans to launch six new non-stop U.S. services beginning Spring 2017. Three of the routes, Toronto to San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah, bring new destinations into the airline’s U.S. network, while the addition of Montreal to Dallas-Fort Worth, Vancouver to Denver and the conversion of the Vancouver-Phoenix route to year-round operation, will deepen Air Canada’s already industry-leading trans-border schedule. “These new routes will further solidify Air…

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  • YVR celebrates record passenger growth with Air Canada

    Air Canada represents 50 per cent of YVR passengers Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is celebrating a record-breaking year in passenger growth, welcoming over 18.8 million passengers between January and October—representing a year-over-year growth rate of 9.5 per cent, putting YVR on track to reach 22 million passengers in 2016. This increase is largely recognized in Air Canada’s expansion of their transpacific hub out of YVR, representing approximately 50 per cent of passengers at YVR and serving over 55 destinations worldwide. “Air Canada…

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  • Beijing Capital Airlines rolls out new Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service

    Press and promotional conferences held simultaneously to announce the new service Beijing Capital Airlines simultaneously held a press conference and promotional conference in Vancouver on Nov. 24, 2016 during which the carrier promoted its soon-to-be-launched Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service. The Chinese airline will formally kick off the new Vancouver-Qingdao-Hangzhou service on December 30. The new international route between China and Canada serviced by an Airbus A330 wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, allowing travelers to enjoy non-stop service…

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  • Air Canada to launch Vancouver-Frankfurt and Vancouver-London Gatwick flights for summer 2017

    Strategic increase of international flights at YVR hub offers additional choice to Europe and beyond Air Canada is further boosting international flights at its Vancouver hub next summer with daily seasonal flights from YVR to Frankfurt, and three times weekly seasonal flights from YVR to London Gatwick. Flights begin June 1, 2017 and June 8, 2017 respectively, and tickets are now available for purchase. “Air Canada continues to strategically increase its European flights at YVR with seasonal daily flights to…

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