Air Canada has announced a significant expansion of its South Pacific network with the carrier moving to daily Sydney flights and resumption of services from both Brisbane and Auckland to Vancouver.

Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand, Vic Naughton, says the flights will operate to and from Air Canada’s trans-Pacific hub at Vancouver International Airport, from where travellers can conveniently connect to Australia and New Zealand from the carrier’s vast North American network.

“Our new services not only provide more direct links from Canada, they also open up one of the fastest ways [to get to] Australia and New Zealand from New York and other key US cities,” he says.

In Sydney and Brisbane, Naughton says Air Canada’s flights will connect easily to and from Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Cairns and other destinations with code-share partner Virgin Australia.

“Air Canada is solidifying its market-leading position as the airline providing the most services between Canada and the South Pacific,” says Air Canada’s Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Galardo.

“We are accelerating the restoration of our Australian and New Zealand routes to respond to pent-up travel between our countries as borders reopen.”

“Our restored South Pacific flights and vast North American network will support local tourism and hospitality sectors as customers in all four countries visit and explore. Customers can start planning ahead and book with confidence.

“We look forward to welcoming you onboard our award-winning airline,” Galardo says.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management