Last week the Canadian flag carrier, Air Canada, inaugurated Canada’s only non-stop service to Brisbane, Australia. The flight, operated by a Boeing 787, took of from Vancouver Airport at 11:45 p.m. on June 1.
The flight arrives in Brisbane two days later, at 7:15 am. The flight leaves Australia at 10:45 am and arrives back in Canada at 19:15 the same day. The flights will operate three times a week for the time being but will increase to daily flights later this month.
Air Canada has been launching several new routes out of Vancouver the past months, both mainline and Rouge.
They will launch flights between Vancouver and Dublin, Ireland on June 10th. It will be the only non-stop flight between the two cities.
New non-stop Air Canada flights between Vancouver and San Jose launched May 9 and non-stop flights between Vancouver and San Diego were launched June 2 and between Vancouver and Chicago on June 4.
“Air Canada commits $2 billion worth of aircraft to the Pacific market each day and Brisbane is the third new Pacific route we have announced in the past year, after Toronto-Tokyo Haneda and Vancouver-Osaka,” said Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu when he announced the flights last year.