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June
2023
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15:13
Europe/Amsterdam

Air Canada adds new service to Singapore from YVR

Air Canada announced today that it will begin nonstop service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Singapore Changi Airport. The new route, which launces April 3, 2024, will operate four times weekly, adding to the local B.C. economy and strengthening the airline’s growing Asia Pacific hub at YVR.

“We are thrilled that Air Canada will soon begin flights to Singapore, making YVR the only airport in Canada with direct access to this vibrant city. The new non-stop service will further develop YVR as a diverse global hub, providing direct access to several important markets across the Indo-Pacific area, which directly supports diversified trade and investment opportunities that benefit our local economy,” said Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO at Vancouver Airport Authority.

Every new international flight to YVR can generate up to $36 million for the B.C. economy and generate as many as 320 new jobs in the province.

“Air Canada continues to adapt its international network strategy in response to evolving global trends and is broadening its presence in the Indo-Pacific region to capitalize on growing business links and Canada’s changing demographics. We are committed to growing YVR as a premier trans-pacific hub, and Singapore is a top global financial centre, a multicultural destination that offers an abundance of tourism and food experiences, as well as an important gateway to beyond destinations in Southeast Asia, Southern India and Western Australia. Our newest flight will be equally appreciated by international business travellers, as well as those seeking an exciting holiday destination, or simply visiting friends and family. Customers can now begin planning their next trip to Singapore. We look forward to welcoming you onboard next spring,” said Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada.

The service will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, departing YVR is 12:15 a.m. and arriving to Changi at 7:10 a.m. the next day. Passengers on flights to and from Singapore will fly on a Boeing 787 with 298 seats.

“We look forward to welcoming this new service to Singapore. In addition to economic benefits, it will also provide greater connectivity to enjoy world-class tourism experiences or visit with loved ones. I would like to thank Air Canada for its continued investment in YVR as part of its growing network between Asia and the Americas,” added Vrooman.

For more information about this new service, please view Air Canada’s release: