Air Canada launches non-stop YVR-Bangkok flight

A special send-off for passengers on Air Canada’s inaugural flight YVR-Bangkok non-stop flight on December 1st. Photo: courtesy Air Canada.

A celebration was held at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on December 1 to mark Air Canada’s inaugural flight AC65, which departed from YVR at 10:59pm, beginning a 15-hour, 55-minute journey to Bangkok, Thailand.

The seasonal service will operate four times a week until March 26, 2023, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Travellers can choose from three cabins: lie-flat seats in Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Flight AC65, from Vancouver (YVR) to Bangkok, will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Flight AC66 will depart the Thai capital at 8:30am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in Vancouver at 6:35am local time.

“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,” said Tamara Vrooman, president & CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. “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.”

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