After the announcement of its Montreal to Tokyo route, Air Canada continues to expand its network by saying that it will fly to Paris and Zurich from Vancouver starting next year. The airline also said that it would start offering year-round flights to Melbourne in 2018. All flights will be serviced by Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The airline will also add more non-stop flights to New Delhi from Vancouver by increasing it up to five flights every week starting this October. It will also increase its London-Heathrow service to two flights every day.
Confirmed schedule of the flights in 2018 are as follows:
|Route||Frequency||Operating||Depart YVR||Arrive Destination||Depart Destination||Arrive YVR|
|YVR-Melbourne (MEL)||3 times weekly||Begins Jun 1, 2018 year-round||AC037@10:45 p.m. Wed/Fri/Sun||MEL@7:55 a.m. (+2 days)||AC038@09:40 a.m. Tue/Fri/Sun (begins Jun 3)||7:35 a.m.|
|YVR-Paris (CDG)||4 times weekly||Jun 8-Oct 15, 2018||AC806@1:30 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun||CDG@8:15 a.m. (+1 day)||AC807@9:55 a.m. Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat||10:50 a.m.|
|YVR-Zurich (ZRH)||3 times weekly||Jun 7-Oct 14, 2018||AC802@12:55 a.m. Tue/Thu/Sat||ZRH@7:50 a.m. (+1 day)||AC803@9:30 a.m. Wed/Fri/Sun||10:50 a.m.|
This year, the airline has launched year-round flights to Taipei, seasonal flights to Frankfurt, seasonal flights to Nagoya, seasonal flights to London-Gatwick, year-round flights to Dallas-Fort Worth and Denver, and seasonal flights to Boston.