Air Canada To Bangkok
Air Canada has announced the expansion of its international network with the addition of Bangkok, Thailand, the carrier’s first non-stop service to Southeast Asia. The airline will also be resuming flights to Mumbai, its second destination in the strategic Indian market.
Air Canada’s seasonal service to Bangkok will operate from its trans-Pacific hub at Vancouver International Airport, while the carrier’s Mumbai flights will operate from Toronto Pearson International via London-Heathrow. Both routes are subject to receiving final government approvals.
Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, at Air Canada, said, “We are extremely pleased to be launching our first non-stop service to Southeast Asia this winter, the only direct flight between North America and Thailand. Thailand is a popular leisure destination for Canadians and this new service will give Aeroplan members exciting opportunities to both earn and redeem their points. For further convenience, our Bangkok flights will connect to our extensive domestic and transborder network giving customers seamlessness and increased choice when travelling.”
Meanwhile, Kiyo Weiss, Director, Sales-Asia & Pacific at Air Canada, added “We are truly excited to become the first North American carrier to provide customers in Thailand with direct flights to our Vancouver hub, to not only enjoy Canada’s geographic beauty, but providing easy access to all that the U.S. offers as well, bringing friends, families, and business partners that much closer.”
Also commenting on the new routes, Hon Lam, General Manager of Hong Kong, Southern China and Southeast Asia, said, “With plenty of perfectly timed connections to key Canadian and US cities, including Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles and New York, US bound customers can take advantage of US customs pre-clearance whilst in transit in Vancouver. I look forward to welcoming you onboard.”
The planned service between Vancouver and Bangkok, as well as between Toronto and Mumbai via London-Heathrow, will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring three-cabin services for customers to choose from, including lie-flat seats in Signature Class, Premium Economy, and Economy Class. Seats are available for sale now at aircanada.com, aircanada.com/Aeroplan, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada’s contact centres, and travel agents.
“We continue to pursue our strategy of expanding our global network in response to pent-up demand and expect to operate approximately 81 percent of our 2019 international capacity this winter. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard,” concluded Galardo.
Source: Air Canada.