December 4, 2017
Air Canada Lauches Nonstop Flights from Vancouver to Melbourne

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Air Canada launched its inaugural flight from Vancouver, Canada to Melbourne, Australia over the weekend. Air Canada now flies nonstop to three Australian destinations-Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.

The Vancouver-Melbourne route, operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, flies seasonal service 4X per week from now through February 4, 2018. It’s set to begin year round service on June 1, 2018. The Dreamliner consists of 247 Economy seats, 21 Premium Economy seats, and 30 Business Class seats.

Premium Economy on the 787

I’d guess Air Canada is adding this route in response to increased Australian tourism. Qantas is waiting to take delivery of its own Dreamliners in order to launch additional non-stop service to parts of Europe and eventually New York. Melbourne airport’s Chief of Aviation says tourism to Australia is expected to rise 10.2% over the next two years.

Business Class on the 787

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