Beginning early next year, Vancouver will have a new daily direct, year-round flight service to the Dallas-Forth Worth area in Texas.
Air Canada will operate the non-stop service from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) using a 75-seat, Wi-Fi and entertainment system equipped CRJ-705 aircraft. The first flight takes off February 5 with flights leaving YVR at 1:30 pm and arriving in DFW at 7:25 pm. For the return trip, flights will leave DFW at 7:25 am and land in YVR at 9:58 am.
While the aircraft is relatively small, the direct connection to DFW is a significant addition as the airport is the global hub for American Airlines and one of the busiest airports in the world. The service provides passengers with an additional option to connect to other American destinations through DFW.
As well, the new service provides travellers from DFW with more connection options to Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
YVR is already connected to DFW through a direct service operated by American Airlines, and it is DFW’s 10th busiest route with more than 200,000 passengers boarding the flights annually.
Next month, Air Canada will also be launching new non-stop services from Vancouver to New Delhi. The airline has strengthened YVR’s position as Canada’s Asia-Pacific hub in recent months by adding new direct, frequent services to Brisbane, Dublin, Chicago, San Jose, and San Diego.
YVR is set to hit a record 21.3 million passengers this year, one million more than 2015.
March 15, 2015: Manila, Philippines and New York City, U.S.A. – Philippine Airlines adds four weekly flights to its route from Manila to NYC, with a stop in Vancouver.
March 29, 2015: Paris, France – Air France begins three times weekly non-stop flight service, with five times weekly schedules during the summer months.
May 1, 2015: Osaka, Japan – Air Canada Rouge begins five times weekly service to Kansai International Airport.
June 26, 2015: Kungming, China – China Eastern Airlines begins three times weekly flight service via Shanghai.
December 9, 2015: Mexico City, Mexico – Aeromexico to begin daily non-stop flight service.
January 1, 2016: Orlando International Airport – WestJet to begin twice weekly non-stop seasonal flight service.
January 20, 2016: Orlando-Sanford International Airport – National Airlines to begin two times weekly seasonal flight service.
February 15, 2016: Cancun, Mexico – Air Canada to begin weekly, non-stop seasonal service.
May 1, 2016: London Heathrow Airport – British Airways to use an AirBus A380 superjumbo jet for its existing daily non-stop London Heathrow Airport service. The A380 will only be used during the summer months.
May 6, 2016: London Gatwick Airport – WestJet to begin six times weekly non-stop flight service.
May 9, 2016: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport – Air Canada to begin twice daily, non-stop service to San Jose.
June 1, 2016: Brisbane, Australia – Air Canada to begin daily non-stop flight service.
June 2, 2016: San Diego International Airport – Air Canada to begin daily, non-stop seasonal service.
June 4, 2016: Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Air Canada to begin daily, non-stop service.
June 10, 2016: Dublin Airport – Air Canada to begin seasonal non-stop flight service.
June 29, 2016: London, Ontario – WestJet to begin four times weekly non-stop seasonal flight service.
June 29, 2016: Halifax, Nova Scotia – WestJet to begin four times weekly non-stop seasonal flight service.
June 30, 2016: Hamilton, Ontario – WestJet to begin three times weekly non-stop seasonal flight service.
July 25, 2016: Xiamen, China – Xiamen Airlines to begin three times weekly non-stop flight service.
October 20, 2016: Delhi, India – Air Canada to begin three times weekly non-stop flight service.
December 30, 2016:Hangzhou, Chinavia Qingdao, China – Beijing Capital Airlines to begin three times weekly service.
February 5, 2017:Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas – Air Canada to begin daily service.
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