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Air Canada to boost capacity to Asia starting mid-December

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  •   11-14-2023  9:49 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Air Canada to boost capacity to Asia starting mid-December
(Air Canada)
Pax Global Media

Air Canada will boost its Asia-Pacific network capacity beginning mid-December, through to the end of next summer 2024, the airline announced Tuesday (Nov. 14). 

The enhancements include operating up to 11 weekly flights between Vancouver and Hong Kong beginning mid-December, doubling capacity between Canada and Japan, extending the Vancouver-Bangkok season to early May 2024, a new route to Singapore launching in April and an early seasonal resumption of Osaka service starting in May 2024. 

"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. This winter we are pleased to offer up to 57 flights per week between Canada and Asia, and up to 64 flights per week next summer. Air Canada will have up to double daily flights to Hong Kong and larger aircraft operating to Shanghai during the December holiday and Lunar New Year travel periods. Capacity to Japan increases by 96 per cent this winter compared to last year. Next spring, seasonal Osaka flights resume earlier and larger aircraft will operate to Narita and Seoul," said Mark Galardo, executive vice-president, revenue and network planning at Air Canada, in a statement. 

"Our upcoming launch of our new route to Singapore and increased capacity on our successful Bangkok route underscores our continued commitment to investing in fast-growing markets in Southeast Asia." 

"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. We look forward to welcoming customers onboard our flights." 

The overview

Route
Service Improvements
Vancouver-Hong Kong
  • 11 weekly flights Dec 13 - Feb 29, 2024 to support holiday and Lunar New Year travel
  • 10 week flights Mar 1 - Oct 26, 2024
 
Vancouver-Bangkok
  • Extended winter seasonal service, from Dec. 1 - May 5, 2024
  • 4 weekly flights increased to daily from Jan 8 - Feb. 28, 2024 winter peak
 
Vancouver-Shanghai
  • 4 weekly flights Dec 1 – Mar 30, 2024 upgauged to Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for holiday and Lunar New Year travel
  • 4 weekly flights operate with Boeing 787-9 all other times
 
Vancouver-Singapore
  • 4 weekly flights launch Apr. 3, 2024
 
Vancouver-Osaka
  • Seasonal flights begin earlier on May 1, 2024, three times weekly
  • Increases to four weekly flights beginning June 17, 2024
 
Vancouver-Narita
  • Daily flights upgauged to Boeing 777-300ER aircraft until April 30, 2024
  • Daily flights operated with Boeing 787-9 all other times
 
Montreal-Narita
  • Daily flights upgauged to Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for full summer season
 
Toronto-Narita
  • Daily flights upgauged to Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for full summer season
 
Toronto-Haneda
  • Daily flights upgauged to Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for full winter season
  • Daily flights operate with Boeing 787-9 all other times
 
Vancouver-Seoul
  • Daily flights upgauged to Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for full summer
  • Daily flights operate with Boeing 787-9 all other times
 
Toronto-Seoul
  • Daily flights operate with Boeing 787-9 year-round
 



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