Air Canada opens third and fourth European links from Vancouver

Air Canada Vancovuer to Paris CDG

Air Canada also launched flights between Vancouver and Paris CDG this week, with the first flight taking off on 8 June. To celebrate the link to the French capital, the Canadian airport commissioned a fantastic cake which depicts the Arc de Triomphe. Seen speaking at the gate party to celebrate the route is Anne Murray, VP Airline Business Development and Public Affairs, Vancouver Airport. Services on the 7,923-kilometre link to Paris will operate four times weekly.

Air Canada Zurich Vancouver

Air Canada launched two new European services from Vancouver this week, with the first being to Zurich. To celebrate the launch of the Star Alliance member’s launch to the Swiss hub, the Canadian airport baked this impressive Alps-inspired cake. The airline will offer three weekly 787-8-operated flights on the 8,304-kilometre link.

Air Canada Zurich Vancouver

Among those at the launch of flights between Vancouver and Zurich in the Swiss city were: Jonas Walter, Star Alliance Coordinator Switzerland (fifth left); Virgilio Russi, Senior Director Sales, Air Canada (sixth left); Stephan Widrig, CEO of Zurich Airport (sixth right); Natalie Gessler, Manager Airline Affairs, Zurich Airport (second right); and Peter Grünig, Head of Aviation Marketing, Zurich Airport (right). The Star Alliance member will serve the route using 787-8s.

  • Air Canada opened two new European routes from its Vancouver (YVR) base this week, bringing to four the number of destination on the continent that mainline flies to from its British Columbia hub, with the Star Alliance member already serving London Heathrow and Frankfurt. On 7 June the airline launched a three times weekly service on a 8,304-kilometre route to Zurich (ZRH). The following day a four times weekly operation on the 7,923-kilometre sector to Paris CDG (CDG) was inaugurated. “I would like to thank Air Canada for their ongoing support of Vancouver and providing our passengers with such exciting bucket-list travel destinations just in time for the busy summer season,” said Anne Murray, VP Airline Business Development and Public Affairs, Vancouver Airport. “Both new services further connect Europe and British Columbia, providing new opportunities to grow commercial relations in business, technology, education and tourism.” While both routes are new to Air Canada’s network, they are both already served by other carriers. Edelweiss Air offers four weekly flights between Zurich and Vancouver, while Air France (five times weekly) and Air Transat (twice-weekly) link the Canadian airport to the French capital airport this summer. While Air Canada mainline flies to Frankfurt, Heathrow, Paris CDG and Zurich from Vancouver, it should be noted that Air Canada Rouge links the North American hub to Dublin. See how Zurich Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world

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