Air Canada opens its longest route from Vancouver to Singapore

4-times weekly flights with flying time of 16 hours
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Air Canada opens its longest route from Vancouver to Singapore

Stretching 12,818 km, Vancouver-Singapore is Air Canada's longest flight

Air Canada has launched four-times weekly, year-round flights between Vancouver in Canada and Singapore that facilitate connections across North America and to Southeast Asia, Southern India and Western Australia via Singapore.
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Canada’s largest airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance Air Canada has inaugurated a new international route from Vancouver (YVR) Pacific hub to Singapore.

In a press statement, the airline says that its flight took off from its Vancouver (YVR) Pacific hub at 00:05 on Wednesday to reach Singapore at 07:10 on Thursday, marking the inaugural of the airline’s newest international route and the only non-stop flight between Canada and Singapore. Stretching 12,818 km, the route is the airline’s longest flight measured by distance with a flying time of up to 16 hours and five minutes.

Mark Galardo

Mark Galardo

“Air Canada is thrilled to welcome customers onboard our newest route linking Canada and Singapore from our Pacific hub in Vancouver. These new Singapore flights are part of our strategic expansion at YVR, which together with an efficient and seamless in-transit connection process, further position the airport as the preferred North American gateway to Asia,” says Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada. 

“The reality of directly connecting Singapore, Southeast Asia’s most active economic gateway and financial hub with British Columbia, Canada’s gateway to the Pacific can mean limitless opportunities. This new direct flight opens fresh opportunities for travel and tourism, business collaboration, and access to global markets that will directly benefit people in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and throughout our province,” says the Jagrup Brar, Minister of State for Trade, Government of British Columbia.

“Singapore is also an important gateway to beyond destinations. Customers have a multitude of connection options travelling to Southeast Asia, Southern India and Western Australia with our longstanding codeshare and Star Alliance partner, Singapore Airlines,” adds Galardo.

Tamara Vrooman

Tamara Vrooman

“I am pleased Air Canada has chosen YVR to host the only non-stop flight between Canada and Singapore. This new route will generate $18 million in economic output and support jobs across the sector. We welcome this new service which will grow tourism, support increased trade, and importantly, connect families and friends across the Pacific region. The launch of service to Singapore speaks to the continued investment Air Canada is making in Vancouver, which in turn benefits our community and the regional economy,” says YVR President and CEO, Tamara Vrooman.

Rachel Loh

Rachel Loh

“We couldn’t be more excited for the official launch of Air Canada’s new direct route from Vancouver, increasing connectivity to Singapore for both Canadian and American visitors. We are delighted to welcome travellers to Singapore to explore new attractions such as the Bird Paradise or dine at our famous hawker centres and Michelin-starred restaurants. From cultural immersion to rejuvenating wellness offerings, Singapore offers a multitude of experiences to suit every passion. Be it world-class concerts or the adrenaline rush of the F1 Grand Prix in September, the city promises endless excitement. We eagerly await your arrival!” says Rachel Loh, Senior Vice President, Singapore Tourism Board Americas.

The statement adds that the Vancouver-Singapore route is operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners offering a choice of three cabins featuring complimentary chef-inspired and designed meals, wines, and beverages.

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