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2024
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YVR welcomes non-stop Singapore flight as Air Canada expands trans-Pacific service

The new route makes YVR Canada’s only airport with direct access to Singapore

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is celebrating Air Canada’s inaugural flight from Vancouver to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). The new route, which launches April 3, 2024, will operate four times weekly, adding to Air Canada’s growing Asia Pacific hub at YVR.

“I am pleased Air Canada has chosen YVR to host the only non-stop flight between Canada and Singapore,” said YVR President and CEO, Tamara Vrooman. “This new route will generate $18 million in economic output and support jobs across the sector. We welcome this new service which will grow tourism, support increased trade, and importantly, connect families and friends across the Pacific region. The launch of service to Singapore speaks to the continued investment Air Canada is making in Vancouver, which in turn benefits our community and the regional economy.”

New international flights create significant value for the province, and this 16-hour non-stop service to Singapore is estimated to generate $18 million in economic output for B.C. and as many as 114 full-time employment opportunities.

“Air Canada is thrilled to welcome customers onboard our newest route linking Canada and Singapore from our Pacific hub in Vancouver. These new Singapore flights are part of our strategic expansion at YVR, which together with an efficient and seamless in-transit connection process, to further position the airport as the preferred North American gateway to Asia," said Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada. "Singapore is also an important gateway to beyond destinations. Customers have a multitude of connection options travelling to Southeast Asia, Southern India and Western Australia with our longstanding codeshare and Star Alliance partner, Singapore Airlines.” 

Air Canada’s new YVR to SIN service will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, departing YVR at 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.

For further details on this new service and to book, please visit www.aircanada.com.
 

About YVR

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a diverse global hub that connects people, cargo, data, and ideas and serves as a platform for our community to come together and thrive. We are motivated by supporting regional economic development and making a positive difference in the lives of British Columbians. We do this with a focus on serving our passengers, partners, workers, and community through digital modernization, climate leadership, reconciliation, and financial sustainability.

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