Air Canada to Resume Flights to Brisbane, Auckland

March 17, 2022

Air Canada has announced a strategic expansion of its South Pacific schedule with the return of daily service to Sydney and resumption of services to both Brisbane and Auckland.  

Air Canada's Australia and New Zealand flights operate from its trans-Pacific hub at Vancouver International Airport which the carrier has built to conveniently connect its international network to its vast North American network. Seats are available for purchase now at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada's Contact Centres, and travel agents.

"Air Canada is solidifying its market-leading position as the airline providing the most services between Canada and the South Pacific. We are accelerating the restoration of our Australian and New Zealand routes to respond to pent-up travel between our countries as borders reopen. 

The seamless connections through in-transit pre-clearance facilities combined with our extensive North American network at our Vancouver hub positions YVR to be the preferred gateway for travel between North America and the South Pacific," said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

"Our restored South Pacific flights and vast North American network will support local tourism and hospitality sectors as customers in all four countries visit and explore. Customers can start planning ahead and book with confidence. We look forward to welcoming you onboard our award-winning airline," concluded Mr. Galardo.

We are thrilled with the expansion of the Air Canada network and to welcome our Aussie and Kiwi friends back to British Columbia to experience the incredible natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and hospitality we are known for," says Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. "Our tourism operators have been excitedly preparing for the return of more flights from the South Pacific to once again share authentic Indigenous experiences, local and sustainable cuisine and beverages, and unique accommodations for all types of travelers to eat, play and stay in B.C."

"Air Canada resuming service from Vancouver to Australia and New Zealand as part of its continued network expansion at YVR is incredibly exciting and marks another step forward as we move through the pandemic," said Mike McNaney, Vice President & Chief External Affairs Officer at Vancouver Airport Authority. "We know Canadians are eager to travel to the South Pacific and reunite with family and friends after nearly two years of border restrictions. We're looking forward to these flights to Brisbane and Auckland taking off from YVR in July and November, respectively."

These flights will help support trade and business relationships between Canada, Australia and New Zealand. As an Association that strives to foster greater business relationships between these countries, these flights are welcome news," stated Tony Crossman, President - Canada, Australia, New Zealand Business Association (Vancouver).

Australia and New Zealand Schedule

Flight

From

To

Days of Week

Departs

Arrives

Aircraft

Begins

AC033

YVR

SYD

Ramps up to daily beginning early May

23:15

07:45 (+2 days)

Boeing 777

Currently operating

AC034

SYD

YVR

Ramps up to daily beginning early May

09:30

07:10

Boeing 777

Currently operating

AC035

YVR

BNE

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun

22:55

06:35 (+2 days)

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Jul. 1

AC036

BNE

YVR

Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun

10:15

06:50

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Jul. 3

AC039

YVR

AKL

Tue/Thu/Sat

22:45

10:05 (+2 days)

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Nov. 10

AC040

AKL

YVR

Mon/Thu/Sat

14:30

06:30

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Nov. 12

Air Canada may continue to adjust its schedule as more opportunities arise or based on COVID-19's trajectory and the further easing of travel restrictions by government. For details on the full schedule please visit aircanada.com

Source & Image: Air Canada

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