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Air Canada in Vancouver to Celebrate Increased Asia Capacity

VANCOUVER — Air Canada is in Vancouver to spread the word about its ramped up Asia routes beginning mid-December through to the end of summer 2024.

The airline set up a pop-up flower stand last weekend at Vancouver’s Pacific Centre, inviting passersby to pick up a bouquet of fresh blooms inspired by the destinations launching from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) next summer, including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Singapore, Osaka and Narita.

This weekend, from Nov. 25-26 from 12-7 p.m., Air Canada will also set up shop at Vancouver’s Waterfront Station.

According to Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and network Planning, this winter the airline will offer up to 57 flights per week between Canada and Asia, and up to 64 flights per week next summer. It will also have up to double daily flights to Hong Kong and larger aircraft operating to Shanghai during the holidays and Lunar New Year travel periods. Next spring, seasonal Osaka flights will resume earlier and larger aircraft will operate to Narita and Seoul.

“Air Canada’s Asia services continue to reflect strong demand and we are boosting capacity to this geographic area as we deploy our international diversification strategy,” said Galardo. “With the investments we have made at our global hub airports linking Air Canada’s extensive North American network to our international flights, travelling between North America and Asia is convenient and compelling for leisure and business travellers alike.”

Source : Travel Weekly