AIR Canada began operation of its new four weekly seasonal service between Vancouver and Melbourne on Sun.
The limited run flight will operate until 04 Feb, before Canada’s flag carrier returns down under for year-round flights beginning 03 Jun.
AC president – passenger airlines Benjamin Smith said the airline was delighted to add Melbourne to its network.
“Our seasonal service will be of particular interest to Australians travelling for a Canadian winter vacation and North Americans travelling to enjoy Australia’s summer season,” Smith said.
“The launch of year-round service next June will provide additional options for business and leisure travellers between our two continents.”
Air Canada also operates daily flights to Sydney and Brisbane.
Pictured at the cake cutting ceremony are: Duncan Bureau, Air Canada vp global sales; Kevin C. Howlett, Air Canada snr vp regional markets and government relations; Craig Richmond YVR president & ceo and Lyell Strambi, Melbourne Airport ceo.