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Air Canada returns to Singapore after 33 years via direct flights from Vancouver

On April 2, 2024. Air Canada launched its latest international route, a direct flight from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). 

The inaugural flight, lasting almost 17 hours, departed YVR Airport at 23:58 local time and arrived at SIN Airport two days later at 07:45 local time.

The route spans 12,818 kilometers (7,965 miles), making it Air Canada’s longest flight as measured by distance.

To inaugurate our newest international route, the only non-stop flight between Canada and Singapore took off yesterday from @yvrairport and arrived at @ChangiAirport. From cultural immersion to rejuvenating wellness offerings, explore Singapore now! More: https://t.co/1Z5k666j3f pic.twitter.com/SpppqAPM5i

— Air Canada (@AirCanada) April 4, 2024

The Vancouver-Singapore route is to be operated with the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with three cabin classes: Air Canada Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy.

The four-times-a-week flights will operate on the following schedule:

Outbound:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

AC 19 Depart Vancouver 00:05 local time Arrive Singapore 07:10 local time the following day

Inbound:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays

AC 20 Depart Singapore 09:10 local time Arrive Vancouver 08:55 local time the same day

Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada said in a statement: “Air Canada is thrilled to welcome customers onboard our newest route linking Canada and Singapore from our Pacific hub in Vancouver. These new Singapore flights are part of our strategic expansion at YVR, which together with an efficient and seamless in-transit connection process, further position the airport as the preferred North American gateway to Asia.”

#NEW: Welcome back, @AirCanada! 🇨🇦 Changi Airport celebrates the airline’s new service between Singapore and Vancouver with a majestic water cannon salute ✈️ Now operating four times a week, this is the only non-stop flight connecting Singapore & Canada! pic.twitter.com/zGztR8sebS

— Changi Airport (@ChangiAirport) April 4, 2024

“Singapore is also an important gateway to beyond destinations. Customers have a multitude of connection options traveling to Southeast Asia, Southern India and Western Australia with our longstanding codeshare and Star Alliance partner, Singapore Airlines,” Galardo added.

Meanwhile, YVR Airport’s President and CEO Tamara Vrooman has claimed that the new route will generate $18 million in economic output and support jobs across the sector.

“We welcome this new service which will grow tourism, support increased trade, and importantly, connect families and friends across the Pacific region. The launch of service to Singapore speaks to the continued investment Air Canada is making in Vancouver, which in turn benefits our community and the regional economy,” Vrooman said.

Air Canada last flew the YVR-SIN direct route back in 1991.

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