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Air Canada resumes Sydney-Vancouver flight after 21 months

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Air Canada (ADH2) resumed Sydney-Vancouver flights on December 17, 2021, after a 21-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To accommodate the popular ski, snow, and mountain sport season, the direct 14-hour Sydney-Vancouver route will operate four times per week until the end of March 2022.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, AC34 departs Sydney for Vancouver.

The AC33 Vancouver-Sydney segment, on the other hand, runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

“The plan is to ramp up from there to hopefully daily services in April while getting the other routes back as fast as we can,” Vic Naughton, Air Canada Country Manager for Australia and NZ, said in an event for Australian travel agents.

The flights will be carried out using the airline’s long-range Boeing 777-200LR jet, which features lie-flat business suites, premium economy, and economy class seating.

Prior to the epidemic, Naughton added, the airline was seeing unprecedented development.

“We saw so much growth over the last few years pre-COVID. We had Sydney, and then we launched Brisbane in 2016. In 2017 we launched Melbourne, and then at the end of 2019, we launched Auckland as well. We had 22 flights a week at one point and then overnight it all disappeared,” Naughton added.


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