Dallas/Fort Worth held a ribbon cutting ceremony on 5 February to toast the start of Air Canada’s new six times weekly link between the Texan hub and Vancouver. Seen celebrating before conducting the cutting of the ribbon were: Alfredo Hurtado, Regional Sales Manager, Air Canada; Lisa Pierce, Senior Director US Sales, Air Canada; Sara Wilshaw, Consul General of Canada in Dallas; and Milton De La Paz, VP Airline Relations, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
- Air Canada commenced flights between Vancouver (YVR) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) on 5 February. Flown on the airline’s CRJ 700s, the 2,818-kilometre Canada–US city pair will be operated six times weekly. The Star Alliance member joins oneworld carrier American Airlines on the route, with the latter carrier already linking the two airports with 12 weekly flights according to OAG schedules. Air Canada now serves a total of 15 US airports from its Vancouver hub, of which three are in Hawaii. It already offers service to Dallas/Fort Worth from its biggest base at Toronto Pearson. On routes between Canada and the US the national carrier now accounts for 45% of seat capacity with WestJet its nearest rival on 19%. Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have just over 9% of capacity.