Beginning in June 2023, Air Canada will increase its service from four times per week to daily between Brisbane and Vancouver.
After returning to the service in July 2022, Air Canada will begin daily service in June, operating a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
“Air Canada has experienced great demand for the Vancouver-Brisbane route since its resumption in July and is delighted to launch these extra frequencies with the assistance of the Queensland Government,” said Vic Naughton, Air Canada’s Australian and New Zealand General Manager.
“With these daily flights beginning in the northern summer of next year, our operations will be restored to their full pre-COVID level.”
Flights from Brisbane to Vancouver will depart at 10:15 and arrive at 06:50, with return flights departing Canada at 22:45 and arriving in Brisbane at 06:40.
According to Brisbane Airport CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff, the increase is “a positive indicator of the recovery and firmly establishes Queensland as a destination of choice for the North American market in time for their summer period.”
The $200 million Attracting Aviation Investment Fund, a partnership between Queensland airports and the state government to increase tourism, helped finance the latest development.
“Before the pandemic, Canada was the State’s ninth greatest source of tourist visitors, with 67,000 Canadian vacationers staying up to 18 days in Queensland,” said Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe.