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Air Canada To Launch Direct Flights From YVR To Frankfurt and Gatwick

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Air Canada has announced they will be launching a seasonal flight service between Vancouver-Frankfurt and Vancouver-London Gatwick.

The new flight service will be in effect throughout the high-peak travelling months of Summer 2017.

Daily seasonal flights will be offered from Vancouver to Frankfurt while seasonal flights from Vancouver to London Gatwick will take off three times a week.

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“The addition of our flights to Frankfurt, one of Europe’s most important hubs, offers customers a wide array of convenient choices and the ease of one-stop connections with our Star Alliance partner Lufthansa when travelling to southern, central and eastern Europe as well as Africa, the Middle East and beyond,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada President, Passenger Airlines.

Flight service to the European destinations kicks off June 1st and June 8th. Tickets are now available to purchase.

“We will be the only airline flying non-stop between YVR and the two largest airports in the London metropolitan region during the peak summer travel period with the addition of London Gatwick. By next summer, Air Canada will serve five European destinations non-stop from YVR including two significant hubs, Frankfurt and London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Dublin, and on a code-share basis with joint venture partner Lufthansa Munich, strengthening YVR as an important hub that connects our B.C., Western Canada and U.S. routes to our expanding international network,” concluded Mr. Smith.

In addition, the airline will launce many other international flight services in 2017 including Vancouver-Taipei and Vancouver-Nagoya.

“Air Canada’s new flights from YVR to Frankfurt and London Gatwick are great news for B.C.’s diverse tourism sector. Already this year we’ve seen year over year European visitors increase by nearly 18 per cent. These new flights will bring even more visitors while creating jobs and spin-off benefits in our hotels, tourism attractions and businesses,” said the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training in BC.

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