Air Canada’s Vancouver to Boston
Seen posing with the Fenway Park-inspired cake at the launch of Air Canada flights to Boston in Vancouver on 23 June were: Persephone Warren, a time traveller from Boston; Dayna Miller, Director of Sales, Tourism Vancouver; Bonnie Walker, Director of Sales, Western Canada, Air Canada; Anne Murray, VP of Marketing and Communications, Vancouver Airport; Steve Hankinson, VP of Operations and Maintenance, Vancouver Airport; Henry Han, Executive Director, International Markets, Government of British Columbia; Shawna Lang, Director Market Development, Tourism Whistler; and Jasper James Warren IV, emcee of the launch party and time traveller. Air Canada will serve the city pair daily.
Seen cutting the cake in Montreal, officially opening Air Canada’s new service between the Canadian city and Tel Aviv, is the Israeli city’s Mayor Ron Huldai. The route will operate twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) on A330-300s.
- Air Canada has expanded its network this week by introducing a new transborder service between Vancouver (YVR) and Boston (BOS), along with a long-haul connection from Montreal (YUL) to Tel Aviv (TLV). The latter was the first to be inaugurated, with the 8,797-kilometre route being launched on 22 June. It will operate twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) on the airline’s fleet of A330-300s according to OAG schedules. Flights on the 4,033-kilometre link between Vancouver and Boston commenced the following day, with it scheduled to operate daily on A319s. “We are excited that Air Canada is now offering non-stop service to one of our most underserved markets,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport. “Air Canada’s new daily flight from Vancouver to Boston will connect travellers from British Columbia to the vital Northeastern business hub and a region rich in history and culture.” Adding to Richmond’s words, Benjamin Smith, President – Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, said: “We are delighted to launch the only non-stop flights from Vancouver to Boston. The addition of these convenient non-stop flights further helps to strengthen our Vancouver transpacific hub by linking Greater Boston, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the US to our extensive network at Vancouver which offers convenient connections throughout British Columbia. Additionally, our Boston-Vancouver flights connect easily to and from our daily Sydney and Brisbane flights with competitive elapsed travel times.” While the link on the new transborder connection faces no direct competition, the route from Montreal to Tel Aviv will go head-to-head with Air Transat, which started serving the sector on 18 June.