Air Canada Connects B.C. To the Emerald Isle

Air Canada Connects B.C. To the Emerald Isle

November 25, 2015

New seasonal non-stop service to Dublin, Ireland will inject millions into tourism

Richmond, B.C. (November 25, 2015): Passengers flying from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this summer will have yet another new destination to choose from when Air Canada commences its thrice-weekly service to Dublin, Ireland. Air Canada today announced the new non-stop service, which will operate between June 10 and October 8, 2016.

“Air Canada’s strategic growth plans out of YVR continue to offer passengers exciting choices for travel, while creating new jobs, increasing access to global destinations and opening new markets for B.C. goods,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. “The new Dublin service will help fill the high demand for flights to Europe during the busy summer travel season and will also offer a new opportunity for British Columbia to showcase itself to arriving visitors from Ireland.”

New routes at YVR mean more jobs for British Columbians. As a result of Air Canada’s new seasonal, non-stop flights to Dublin, 37 jobs will be created at YVR and in nearby hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. In addition, the new service will contribute $2.6 million to the B.C.’s gross domestic product.

“We’re excited to see YVR continue to grow with new routes and more flights, all of which translates to hundreds of new jobs for B.C.’s vibrant and growing tourism industry,” said Marsha Walden, CEO, Destination British Columbia. “This direct service from Dublin makes it that much easier for visitors from Ireland to visit our beautiful province and enjoy the remarkable experiences we are known for.”

The Vancouver-Dublin flights will be operated by Air Canada’s leisure airline, Air Canada rouge, with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring premium and economy cabins. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive West Coast network through the airlines’ hub at YVR.

Flights from Dublin will depart at 11:35 a.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 1:35 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; flights from Vancouver will depart at 3:05 p.m. and arrive in Dublin the next day at 8:35 a.m. Air Canada is offering special introductory fares to promote the new Irish route; details are available on www.aircanada.com