Air Canada Begins Its Longest Flight To Singapore

Daniel Fowkes
05 Apr 2024
· Routes 
Air Canada has launched its longest flight by distance to Singapore from Vancouver with four weekly flights to be operated by the Boeing 787-9

Air Canada is celebrating the launch of service towards Singapore from Vancouver, making for its newest Pacific Route from the West Coast of Canada.

The service is 12,818 kilometres or 7,965 miles, the longest flight the airline offers when strictly measured by distance. Additionally, the flight takes 16 hours and 5 minutes.

Air Canada initially offers a four-times-weekly flight between the two cities as AC19/AC20. Departure from Vancouver is scheduled for 0005, with an arrival into Singapore the following day at 0710. Departure from Singapore occurs two hours later at 0910, with an arrival back into Vancouver at 0855.

Air Canada Inaugurates Newest Pacific Route from Vancouver to Singapore (CNW Group/Air Canada)

The carrier says departures from Vancouver occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Meanwhile, the next-generation Boeing 787-9 has been selected as the optimal aircraft for this service. Customers can choose from three cabins: Business Class, Premium Economy, and Standard Economy.

Air Canada adds that Singapore’s joining the route network is critical to its commitment to expanding its presence in Vancouver. Labelled as a strategic plan, the aim is to add new cities from the Canadian location that is optimally located to meet flights travelling across the Pacific.

I am pleased Air Canada has chosen YVR to host the only non-stop flight between Canada and Singapore. This new route will generate $18 million in economic output and support jobs across the sector. We welcome this new service which will grow tourism, support increased trade, and importantly, connect families and friends across the Pacific region. The launch of service to Singapore speaks to the continued investment Air Canada is making in Vancouver, which in turn benefits our community and the regional economy.

YVR President and CEO, Tamara Vrooman.

Additionally, Air Canada passengers travelling aboard the service to Singapore will have access to further onward connections to Southeast Asia and Southern India, among many more, thanks to Star Alliance and codeshare partner Singapore Airlines.

More Expansion Coming Soon?

Air Canada continues to pursue further expansion into key markets across the Pacific. However, aircraft availability remains a persistent roadblock before these expansions can be possible.

Notably, the airline has viewed Melbourne in Australia as an essential location for a considerable period, with the airport and state keen on securing the airline’s return to ease passengers’ travel to Canada. However, this intense interest an announcement has yet to arrive.

As more aircraft arrive, the expectation is these routes will be made possible again, and Air Canada’s 2023 order for additional Boeing 787s will play an important role in achieving that.

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