The Canadian airliner is set to increase its London-Heathrow service with twice-daily flights for summer 2018.
Air Canada is increasing the number of flights it operates between Vancouver and Heathrow with the introduction of a twice daily service starting next year.
The new service is part of Air Canada’s strategic expansion of its international network from Vancouver with new routes also launching to Paris and Zurich, and the start of year-round flights to Melbourne.
The increased Vancouver to Heathrow service will provide a huge boost not only to tourists but also to UK businesses doing business in North America. Around 700 UK companies have major interests in Canada including well-known names such as Carillion, HSBC, Aviva and Burberry.
Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada, said: “We continue to strategically broaden our international network from our Vancouver hub with the addition of two new, non-stop international services to Europe in 2018, more year-round flights to Australia, and additional flights to Delhi and London Heathrow.
“With the launch of flights to Paris and Zurich, Air Canada will fly non-stop from YVR to five European destinations next summer, offering excellent options for travellers from BC and the North American west coast to Europe, and as well as for European visitors and beyond to western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.”