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Air Canada Increases Capacity to Asia From December 2023

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Air Canada has today announced that they will increase capacity to Asia starting December 2023.  The carrier will operate up to 11 weekly flights between Vancouver and Hong Kong, nearly double capacity to Japan, and offer daily seasonal Vancouver-Bangkok flights.

Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Air Canada/CNW

On Tuesday (November 14, 2023), Air Canada announced that they will significantly expand capacity to Asia from December 2023.  From mid-December, the carrier will operate up to 11 weekly flights between Vancouver and Hong Kong and will also nearly double capacity between Canada and Japan.  Additionally, Air Canada will offer daily service between Vancouver and Bangkok during peak winter periods and will also extend the seasonal service to early May 2024.  The carrier will also launch new service to Singapore from April 2024.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Air Canada’s EVP – Revenue and Network Planning, Mark Galardo, said,

“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% this winter compared to last year.  Next spring, seasonal Osaka flights resume earlier, and larger aircraft will operate to Narita and Seoul.


“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.”

Air Canada's Winter 2023/24 Asian Network Expansion - Courtesy Air Canada/CNW

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline.  The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service to 180 airports in Canada, the United States, and internationally on six continents.  Through the carrier’s Aeroplan loyalty program, customers can earn and redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines.  Air Canada Cargo offers air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents with a dedicated fleet of 767-300 Freighters and passenger aircraft belly hold capacity.  Additionally, the airline has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.


Source: Air Canada/CNW     


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