Air Canada Expands 787 Dreamliner Service to Vancouver-Newark Featuring Business Class - Transcontinental

Convenient connections from New York (Newark) to Brisbane and Sydney, Australia from carrier's Vancouver hub

VANCOUVER, June 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today is launching daily 787 Dreamliner service on its Vancouver-Newark route. The carrier's 787 Dreamliners offer the choice of three cabins of service including its new Business Class – Transcontinental option.

"We look forward to welcoming onboard customers travelling between the New York area and Vancouver, Air Canada's Pacific hub, and experiencing our 787 Dreamliner service that features our new Business Class – Transcontinental product. Our Newark-Vancouver flights offer easy connections to both our daily 787 Dreamliner flights to Brisbane and our daily non-stop, 777 flights to Sydney," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "Our aircraft featuring new international products and award-winning service, together with the seamless connections through in-transit preclearance facilities and competitive elapsed travel times, make Air Canada and YVR a preferred trans-Pacific option for travel."   

With the introduction of 787-8 Dreamliner service on the Newark-Vancouver route, Air Canada Business Class – Continental is now available on three Canada-U.S. transborder routes including select Los Angeles-Toronto and San Francisco-Toronto flights.  For more information, please visit:

Air Canada's state-of-the-art 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft feature 20 International Business Class lie-flat seat suites, 21 Premium Economy and 210 Economy Class seats featuring upgraded in-flight entertainment at every seat throughout the aircraft.  With the carrier's introduction of its new international onboard product standard across its Boeing 777 and 787 fleets, the 777-200LR aircraft operating to Sydney feature the same international onboard product standards across 40 International Business Class suites, 24 Premium Economy and 236 Economy Class seats.  For a virtual tour of Air Canada's 787 Dreamliner and international service amenities, please visit:

All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.





Connects to

Departs YVR







AC035 - Brisbane (BNE)


BNE - 07:15

+2 days






AC033 - Sydney



SYD - 08:15 +2 days






AC548 – Newark



EWR – 17:05






AC548 -  Newark



EWR – 17:05


This summer, Air Canada has launched new international services between Vancouver-Brisbane, Vancouver-Dublin, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-London-Gatwick, Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Seoul, Montreal-Casablanca, and Montreal-Lyon, with Vancouver-Delhi to launch this fall. Last year, Air Canada launched new international services between Toronto-Delhi, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Montreal-Venice, Montreal-Mexico City and Vancouver-Osaka.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2015 served more than 41 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 55 in the United States and 87 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.  For more information, please visit:, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.


SOURCE Air Canada - Route & Network

For further information: Contacts: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal),, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto),, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver),, 604 270-5741; Internet:


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