Air Canada launches nonstop flights to Zurich and Paris from its Vancouver hub

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June 08, 2018: In the latest move, Air Canada has expanded its European destinations with the launch of non-stop flights to Zurich and Paris from the carrier’s Vancouver (YVR) hub. The carrier will deploy Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the new routes.

This brings the total number of non-stop European routes from YVR hub to five.

"The strategic addition of these seasonal international flights further strengthens our YVR hub which combined with our extensive North American network, provides excellent options for travelers from BC and the North American west coast to Europe, and as well as for European visitors and beyond to western Canada and the Pacific Northwest," said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

"These new flights are great news for travellers and for tourism," said Lisa Beare, minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. "As more Europeans choose to vacation in British Columbia, I'm pleased to see Air Canada creating options to meet that demand. Having more direct flights makes travelling to our beautiful province easier for people. This means more visits to BC and more jobs for British Columbians."

Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliners feature three cabins of service with enhanced definition individual on-demand personal entertainment offering a wide range of movies, short films, TV programs and audio selections at every seat throughout the aircraft.

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