Media Advisory - Air Canada and YVR launch Canada's first ever flight to Brisbane

Flight builds YVR's and Air Canada's reputation as North America's premiere Asia-Pacific hub

RICHMOND, BC, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Vancouver International Airport (YVR) invites the media to celebrations inaugurating Air Canada's new, non-stop service to Brisbane, Australia, the first non-stop route between Brisbane and Canada. The iconic Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe statue will be transformed into an Australian beach scene, on which the news conference will take place.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2:30 p.m.


Speeches, interview opportunities and a visually rich public contest. Members of the public have been asked to attend the event in an Australian-themed costume, and one lucky participant drawn at the event will win Air Canada tickets to Brisbane.


  • Minister Teresa Wat, Minister of Trade and Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism
  • Mr. Kevin Lamb, Honorary Consul General to Australia in Vancouver
  • Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Kevin Howlett, Senior Vice President, Regional Markets and Government Relations, Air Canada
  • Jon Mamela, Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy/ Chief Marketing Officer, Destination Canada 

    A uniformed Air Canada Dreamliner pilot and flight attendant will also be available for interviews about the Boeing 787 aircraft – the most technologically advanced passenger aeroplane – which is being used on the new route.


The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe, level 3, International Terminal Building, Vancouver International Airport.

Please park in the short-term parkade on level 2 or 3. Parking passes will be available at the event.


SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority

For further information: YVR Media Relations, 604.880.9815,, Twitter: @yvrairport

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