Air Canada launches non-stop Vancouver-Singapore service

i By April 4, 2024 No Comments

Air Canada has launched its new non-stop service from Vancouver (YVR) to Singapore.

The inaugural flight departed Vancouver just after midnight on April 3, 2024, arriving in Singapore the morning of April 4th. With a flying time of up to 16 hours and five minutes over a distance of 12,818 kilometres (7,965 miles), the route is the airline’s longest flight.

Air Canada Inaugurates Newest Pacific Route from Vancouver to Singapore (CNW Group/Air Canada)

The VancouverSingapore route is operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners offering a choice of three cabins: Air Canada Signature Class featuring lie-flat individual pods, Premium Economy featuring larger seats with additional leg room and premium services, and Economy featuring complimentary Chef-inspired and designed meals, wines, and beverages.

All cabins have inflight entertainment screens at every seat , offering a range of complimentary movies, TV shows, music and podcasts, as well as premier collaborations with Apple TV+, Audible, Disney+, Hayu. Customers have the opportunity to purchase WiFi connectivity. Additionally, for all Air Canada Aeroplan members there is free texting onboard WiFi-equipped aircraft.

The route operates four times a week, departing Vancouver at 00:05 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and arriving in Singapore at 07:10 a.m. + 1 day. The return flight departs Singapore 09:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Vancouver at 08:55 a.m. the same day.

“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, 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 AsiaSouthern India and Western Australia with our longstanding codeshare and Star Alliance partner, Singapore Airlines.”

“The reality of directly connecting SingaporeSoutheast Asia’s most active economic gateway and financial hub with British Columbia, Canada’s gateway to the Pacific can mean limitless opportunities. This new direct flight opens fresh opportunities for travel and tourism, business collaboration, and access to global markets that will directly benefit people in SingaporeSoutheast Asia, and throughout our province,” said the Honourable Jagrup Brar, Minister of State for Trade, Government of British Columbia.

“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.”

Rachel Loh, senior vice-president, Singapore Tourism Board Americas shared, “We couldn’t be more excited for the official launch of Air Canada’s new direct route from Vancouver, increasing connectivity to Singapore for both Canadian and American visitors. We are delighted to welcome travelers to Singapore to explore new attractions such as the Bird Paradise or dine at our famous hawker centers and Michelin-starred restaurants. From cultural immersion to rejuvenating wellness offerings, Singapore offers a multitude of experiences to suit every passion. Be it world-class concerts or the adrenaline rush of the F1 Grand Prix in September, the city promises endless excitement. We eagerly await your arrival!”