Air Canada has launched the first direct non-stop flight between North America and Thailand in over 10 years. The route will be operated through Spring 2023. It will be flown four times per week, offering North American travelers a more convenient travel option to visit Thailand. The route will be operated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The ultra-long-haul route begins at Canada’s Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and ends at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Thailand. The flight will be operated four times per week, with one flight departing YVR every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The journey will take an estimated 16 hours. The service is a seasonal offering and is scheduled to terminate in April. Depending on the routes’ success, it may be reinstated next winter.
The Inaugural flight, Air Canada flight AC65, launched at 23:00 PT from YVR yesterday, December 1st. The flight is scheduled to land at BKK at 05:55 ICT on Saturday, December 3rd. The airline has shared its excitement for this new route. The Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada, Mark Galardo, stated,
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