As Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, Air Canada services more than 200 airports on six continents, and in 2017 served close to 48 million customers. Air Canada was named the 2018 Best Airline in North America, and is the only international carrier in North America to receive a four-star ranking according to independent research firm, Skytrax. Here are some of the carrier’s latest offerings.
The launch of Signature Class
Year-round services between Melbourne and Vancouver
In June this year, Air Canada launched year-round non-stop Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights between Melbourne and Vancouver, opening up a new gateway to North America for travellers across Australia.
From Vancouver, passengers can explore British Columbia’s world-renowned attractions, and Air Canada’s services are also timed to optimise connectivity to the more than 120 destinations it serves across North America, including popular US cities such as Boston, Chicago, New York and Las Vegas.
Three cabin services are available including Economy Class, Premium Economy Class and Air Canada’s Signature Class, which features the airline's next-generation Executive Pod.
The new Melbourne service is timed to connect to and from domestic flights from Adelaide, Hobart and Perth via flights with Air Canada's codeshare partner Virgin Australia. It is not just the only direct link to Canada but also one of the fastest ways for Australians to reach New York and the US east coast.
As General Manager Vic Naughton points out, “A key reason for the service’s increased efficiency is that upon arrival in Vancouver International Airport, passengers who are transiting to the US can seamlessly pass through the airport’s US immigration and customs clearance facilities without collecting their bags. Once through, they then simply board their connecting flight and collect their luggage when they touch down in the US”. What a great way to fly!