Air Canada expanding service to Dubai

i By April 13, 2023 No Comments

Air Canada announced today that it would add new, non-stop flights from its hub at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Dubai (DXB), beginning October 28, 2023.

The new route will operate four times weekly onboard Air Canada’s flagship Dreamliner fleet. The carrier’s new Vancouver-Dubai flights will complement Air Canada’s daily service between Toronto and Dubai.

“We are extremely pleased to add the only non-stop service linking Vancouver and Dubai, two iconic and vibrant global destinations. Dubai is one of the top destinations worldwide renowned for its extraordinary landmarks, rich culture and entertainment. Vancouver is a top cosmopolitan destination, and this new route offers additional ease to global visitors looking to experience British Columbia’s spectacular natural beauty, range of outdoor activities and exciting adventures,” said Mark Galardo, senior vice-president, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Air Canada. “In cooperation with our codeshare and frequent flyer partner Emirates our Vancouver-Dubai flights will connect to a multitude of destinations across the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and East Africa in Dubai, providing customers with choice and convenience while travelling for business or visiting friends and family.”

The new route will depart from Vancouver at 20:50 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Dubai at 23:50 (+1 day). It will depart Dubai at 02:00 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Vancouver at 05:55. The timing of the flights has been built to conveniently connect to and from destinations in Alberta, BC and the western United States via Air Canada’s hub at YVR.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft features three cabins of service, including Signature Class with lie-flat seats, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Like all Air Canada’s international routes, the new Vancouver-Dubai service will showcase food and beverage options from some of Canada’s best culinary talent. The carrier’s culinary offerings are curated and created by a panel of celebrated chefs, comprising award-winning Vancouver-based chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij, and renowned Montreal chefs Antonio Park and Jérôme Ferrer. A selection of top wines chosen by leading Canadian sommelier, Véronique Rivest, complements the meals.