Air Canada Launches Direct Flights from Singapore to Vancouver, Its Longest Route

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Air Canada water salute ceremony. Credits to Changi Airport Group.

Air Canada has commenced its direct service between Singapore (SIN) and Vancouver (YVR), celebrating the arrival of its inaugural flight in Singapore on April 4.

This new route, the only non-stop flight between Singapore and Canada, stretches 12,818 kilometers (7,965 miles), making it Air Canada’s longest flight in terms of distance.

Despite the impressive distance, the scheduled flight time from Singapore is just 14 hours and 40 minutes.

Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada, expressed enthusiasm for the launch, noting the strategic significance of the new route in enhancing the airline’s Pacific hub at Vancouver.

“Singapore is an important gateway, offering our customers numerous connection options across Southeast Asia, Southern India, and Western Australia through our partnership with Singapore Airlines,” Galardo said.

The introduction of the four-times-weekly service is timely, as travel volumes between Singapore and Canada have rebounded to over 85% of pre-pandemic levels.

Mr. Lim Ching Kiat, Executive Vice President for Air Hub & Cargo Development at Changi Airport Group, highlighted the importance of this service in connecting travelers to the attractions of Southeast Asia and North America, strengthening the partnership between Air Canada and Changi Airport.

Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, welcomed the new route, emphasizing its economic and social benefits, including tourism growth, trade support, and connecting families and friends across the Pacific.

The service is expected to generate $18 million in economic output and support jobs in the sector.

The Singapore-Vancouver route is operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, equipped with three cabin choices: Air Canada Signature Class with lie-flat seats, Premium Economy with additional legroom, and Economy Class offering complimentary meals and entertainment.

The airline’s onboard service showcases Canadian culinary talent and offers passengers a selection of top wines.

Additionally, Air Canada’s Aeroplan members can enjoy benefits such as free texting on wi-fi-equipped flights, priority check-in, and access to Maple Leaf Lounges.

This new service solidifies Air Canada’s commitment to expanding its international network and providing passengers with enhanced travel options.

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