On 18 May Air Canada begun twice-daily flights between Vancouver and Denver. To celebrate, the Colorado airport baked a maple leaf-themed cake. Seen celebrating the new route in Denver are: Kim Day, CEO Denver Airport; Maxime Therien, Consul and Trade Commissioner at Consulate General of Canada in Denver; and Vincent Gauthier-Doré, Director Business Development – US, Air Canada. The route between the two cities is already served by United Airlines.
- Air Canada has expanded its presence at Denver (DEN) by beginning twice-daily flights from Vancouver (YVR). The carrier already serves the Colorado city from Montreal and Toronto Pearson. “Air Canada has been a valued airline partner at Denver since 1995, and is our longest-tenured foreign flag carrier,” said Kim Day, CEO of Denver Airport at the Vancouver launch. “These new flights between Denver and Vancouver will provide more options for travelers to explore two of the most dynamic cities in North America.” Air Canada will operate the 1,788-kilometre route, which launched on 18 May, twice-daily on its fleet of CRJ 700s according to OAG schedules. The Canadian flag carrier joins fellow Star Alliance member United Airlines on the route, with the latter already offering 20 weekly flights. By launching flights to Denver, Air Canada now links Vancouver to 15 airports in the US on 220 weekly flights.