Air Canada has launched a new seasonal route between Vancouver and Bangkok, with the four-times-weekly service being operated by a B787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The Canadian flag carrier is currently the only airline offering regular nonstop flights between North America and Thailand – indeed reports that the last to do so was when Thai Airways flew between Bangkok and Los Angeles back in 2012.

The schedules between now and March 26, 2023 are as follows:

  • Flight AC65 departs Vancouver at 2300 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving into Bangkok at 0555 two days later
  • Flight AC66 departs Bangkok at 0830 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving into Vancouver at 0635

Mark Galardo, senior vice president network planning and revenue management at Air Canada, said that the new service was “another step in our ambition to develop this hub [Vancouver] into one of the most important trans-pacific gateways in North America”, while Tamara Vrooman, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority, commented:

“We are thrilled that Air Canada continues to grow its transpacific hub at YVR with the introduction of their new route to Bangkok – the only direct service from North America to Thailand.

“This new service will provide passengers with incredible tourism options and a broad range of business opportunities in the region. And here in British Columbia this new route will generate $2.8 million in tourism spend and $1.5 million in GDP.”

Air Canada recently announced a number of product enhancements across its cabins, including revamped dining options and new amenity kits on international flights.

Business class customers connecting at Vancouver airport now also benefit from transfers by plug-in hybrid or fully electric Porsche vehicle.

Air Canada unveils raft of service upgrades across all cabins