Beginning this summer, Vancouver will have its first direct flight route to Boston – the largest city in New England and the sixth most populous area in the United States.
Air Canada will operate a daily summer seasonal service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Flights will start at $243 one-way, with the service operating from June 23 to September 4.
The new service will utilize a 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Flights will depart YVR at 8:55 am and arrive at BOS at 5:03 pm while return trips will leave BOS at 5:55 pm and land at YVR at 9 pm.
“We continue to strategically expand our transborder network and we are excited to link Vancouver and Boston with daily non-stop flights this summer, complementing our existing Boston services from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s President of Passenger Airlines.
“These new non-stop flights will shave two hours of travel time for customers travelling between the Canadian West Coast and the U.S. northeastern seaboard.”
The new service also provides travellers from Vancouver with another route to getting to New York City, which is only a one hour flight from BOS, as well as easy connections to flights to Florida destinations. For those in the Boston area, a direct link to Vancouver provides connections to YVR’s daily flights to Australia, China, and Japan.
Earlier this year, Air Canada launched a year-round, daily service from Vancouver to Dallas-Fort Worth. In late spring, it will also commence new frequent routes to Phoenix, Denver, Nagoya, and Taipei.
The Vancouver Airport Authority previously credited Air Canada’s focus on building its presence at YVR as one of the largest sources of its passenger growth in 2016, when the airport saw a record 22.3 million passengers. Another expected record in 2017 will send the airport closer towards its target of hitting 25 million passengers by the end of the decade.
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, three times weekly 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 1, 2016: Mexico City, Mexico – Aeromexico increases weekly flights from 14 to 20.
December 20, 2016:Nanjing, China – China Eastern Airlines 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.
March 28, 2017: Hong Kong, China – Cathay Pacific increases weekly flights from 14 to 17.
May 1, 2017:Phoenix, Arizona – Air Canada to begin daily service.
May 18, 2017: Denver, Colorado – Air Canada to begin twice daily service.
June 1, 2017: Nagoya, Japan – Air Canada to begin seasonal three times weekly service.
June 8, 2017: Taipei, Taiwan – Air Canada to begin daily service.
June 23, 2017:Boston, Massachusetts – Air Canada to begin daily summer seasonal service.
June 30, 2017: Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong Airlines to begin daily non-stop flight service.
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