Qantas announces direct services to Vancouver
Qantas announces direct services to Vancouver Sydney, September 16, 2014 (STAT):-Qantas announced it will operate six direct return services between Sydney and Vancouver in January to cater for demand during the peak of the North American winter holiday season. Qantas International CEO Simon Hickey said the seasonal Vancouver services was great news for Australian travellers and ski enthusiasts, providing easier access to Canada’s most popular ski resorts and holiday destinations, and would also boost inbound tourism for Australia. “By flying non-stop to Vancouver, our customers can enjoy more time on the mountain, or wherever in Canada their holiday plans may take them. We’re also making it more convenient for Canadian travellers to experience the best of summer here in Australia,” said Mr Hickey. “The schedule will appeal to customers wanting to maximise their vacation time on shorter getaways, with a morning arrival into Vancouver enabling same-day travel to ski resorts across Canada, and a late night departure on the return. “North America is a key market for Qantas and these direct services reinforce our commitment both to this market and to taking advantage of seasonal peaks, including to destinations that aren’t necessarily on our network all-year round,” said Mr Hickey. The Vancouver services follow last week’s announcement of a new codeshare with WestJet, providing new connections from Qantas’ trans-Pacific services to an expanded network across Canada. Qantas has also announced an increase in services to the US and Santiago from early 2015, and is upgrading its Dallas Fort Worth service to an A380.