The inaugural flight of Air Canada’s new route between YVR and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) began on February 5, 2017.
The nonstop year-round service will arrive at YVR daily and is timed strategically to connect DFW travellers to Air Canada’s Asian flights out of YVR.
“This signals the growing trend of airlines taking advantage of YVR’s seamless connection process,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “It’s great to see our partner, Air Canada, continue to promote Vancouver as their preferred transpacific hub. This new route will also provide our passengers with further access to one of the global superhub airports, furthering business and tourism opportunities for both cities.”
This route uses the Air Canada Express’ 75-seat, Wi-Fi equipped Bombardier CRJ-705 aircraft, offering business and economy seating and on-demand touch screen entertainment to every passenger.
This new service benefits the local economy by creating 53 jobs at the airport and at hotels, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. In addition, the service contributes $3.5-million to B.C.’s GDP.
DFW is the third largest airport in the world in terms of operations and tenth in terms of passengers, serving more than 65-million passengers. Along with being a superhub, this airport provides access to the city of Dallas which is the ninth largest in the U.S. and has a robust business climate being home to 21 Fortune 500 companies.