VANCOUVER — Air Canada will launch daily seasonal flights next summer from Vancouver to Frankfurt, and three times weekly seasonal flights from Vancouver to London Gatwick, it was announced Nov. 9. Flights begin June 1, 2017 and June 8, 2017, respectively.
Air Canada’s Vancouver-Frankfurt flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, featuring a choice of three cabins configured with 20 International Business Class individual lie-flat suites, 21 Premium Economy seats and 210 Economy Class seats. Air Canada’s Dreamliners also feature an enhanced seatback In-Flight Entertainment system available at every seat. All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access in Vancouver and in Frankfurt, and priority boarding. Air Canada’s Frankfurt flights complement daily flights operated from Vancouver by Star Alliance partner Lufthansa.
Flights will depart Vancouver at 12:25pm and arrive at 7:05am the next day. Flights will depart Frankfurt at 10am and arrive at 10:55am.
Next summer, Air Canada will operate to Frankfurt from five points across Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
Air Canada’s Vancouver-London Gatwick service will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft featuring premium and economy cabins. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from flights within B.C. and the Pacific North West at Air Canada’s Vancouver hub.
Flights will depart Vancouver Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4:45pm and arrive at London Gatwick at 10:25am the next day. Flights will depart London Gatwick Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at noon and arrive in Vancouver at 2:10pm.
Next summer, Air Canada Rouge will operate to London Gatwick from two points across Canada: Vancouver and Toronto.
Air Canada’s ongoing international expansion this year has included the recent launch of Vancouver-Delhi, Vancouver-Brisbane, Vancouver-Dublin, Toronto-Seoul, Toronto-London Gatwick, Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Montreal-Casablanca and Montreal-Lyon.
In 2017, the airline will launch new international services between Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt, Vancouver-London Gatwick, Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Montreal-Shanghai, Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille.
Last year, Air Canada launched new international services between Vancouver-Osaka, Toronto-Delhi, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Montreal-Venice and Montreal-Mexico City.