​Air Canada launches new non-stop route between Melbourne and Canada

Air Canada launches new non-stop route between Melbourne and Canada

Air Canada, Canada's largest domestic airline, will be operating a Boeing 787 Dreamliner seasonal service between Vancouver and Melbourne.

The new service will operate from December to February, and will become a year-round service in June 2018

Air Canada already services Sydney and Brisbane, making Melbourne it’s third Australian destination.

Simon Gandy, Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation recently told Business Insider, "Air Canada's landmark service is the first of its kind to fly from Melbourne to Canada, opening up unprecedented access to North America.

“We also know Canadian inbound tourism to Australia is on the rise with forecasts expecting a 10.2 per cent increase in visitation in the next two years, growing from 162,000 travellers in 2016/17 up to 179,000 in 2018/19. It's the perfect time to launch this service and we look forward to welcoming Air Canada's year-round service in June 2018."

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