Operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, the new nonstop service will run four times a week.
Air Canada has announced the addition of new non-stop seasonal flights betweenÂ VancouverÂ andÂ Auckland, New Zealand. Operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, the four-times-weekly flights will run from December 12, 2019, until the end of March 2020.
The schedule will see flight AC51 leave Vancouver at 11:45 p.m. and arrive in Auckland at 11:05 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. On the return, flight AC52 will depart Auckland at 2:40 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 6:40 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
The 787 aircraft features 251 seats, including 20 in business-class, 21 in premium economy, and 210 in economy.
Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada, said: “The launch ofÂ AucklandÂ service in December will be of particular interest to New Zealanders travelling for a Canadian winter vacation, and to North Americans travelling to enjoyÂ New Zealand’sÂ vibrant multicultural urban and natural attractions during their summer season.”
This new nonstop service looks set to further deepen the connections between Vancouver and Auckland. New Zealandâ€™sÂ Minister of Tourism, Kelvin Davis, added: “This flight will provide increased capacity and connectivity toÂ New ZealandÂ for Canadians, an important visitor source market, as well as a convenient way for New Zealanders to access Air Canada’s extensive network that spans all ofÂ CanadaÂ and a significant number of cities inÂ the United States.”
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