Air Canada has decided to expand its Australian network to cope up with travel demand during peak winter season in northern hemisphere. The airline will add new nonstop flights to Melbourne from Vancouver effective from December 3, 2017 till February 4, 2018. The route will be served with the help of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Media reports said that the new seasonal flights service will be operated four times per week. The flights will be conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. According to the reports, Flight AC38 will depart from Melbourne at 11:40 am and arrive in Vancouver at 7:30 am (same day). The return Flight AC37 will make its departure from Vancouver at 10:45 pm and reach Melbourne at 9:45 am (plus two). The return flight will however be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays every week.
Melbourne will now become Air Canada’s third destination in Australia. The other two destinations where Canada’s national carrier is already conducting year-round service includes Brisbane and Sydney. The new flights to Melbourne would be advantageous for passengers from Vancouver aiming gain seamless connection to popular destinations in the United States, including Las Vegas and New York, where daily nonstop flights are being presently conducted from Sydney and Brisbane.
Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, said, “The launch of new flights to Melbourne in December this year is part of the company’s continued stategic global expansion initiative. The additional seasonal service is would provide flexible options to customers traveling between Australia and North America. The service is also going to prove beneficial for those Australians who want to enjoy their winter vacation in Canada. This will indeed be great opportunity for Victorians to soak up some fascinating Canada’s winter attractions, including world’s popular ski resorts in Alberta and British Columbia.”