Air Canada adds new service to Houston from YVR

Earlier this week, Air Canada announced new, daily flights from YVR to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

The year-round route takes off December 16, making Texas and the Southern U.S. more accessible and providing travellers with greater choice for onward connections to the Caribbean and Latin America.

This new service will also add to B.C.’s economy and our role as a diverse global hub as it makes YVR an important connection for Air Canada’s U.S. travellers onto its Asia-Pacific network.

Passengers on flights to and from Houston will fly on an Airbus A220 aircraft with seat capacity for 137 across both Business and Economy cabins. The new flight, AC1300, departs Vancouver at 8:45 a.m., arriving in Houston at 3:08 p.m. The return flight, AC1301, departs Houston at 4:30 p.m., arriving into Vancouver at 7:15 p.m.

Air Canada’s new service to Houston is the fifth route Air Canada has added from YVR this year. The airline will start nonstop service to Miami and Bangkok in December and inaugurated service to Austin and Halifax earlier this year. Air Canada’s Bangkok route makes YVR the only airport in North America with direct service to Thailand. This is in addition to another eight routes the airline resumed service to over the summer.