Monday 24 October 2016

Direct flights from Dublin to Vancouver set for take off

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Published 10/06/2016 | 10:42

Air Canada Rouge (Boeing 767-300ER). Photo: Deposit
Air Canada Rouge (Boeing 767-300ER). Photo: Deposit
Vancouver Harbour. Photo: Deposit

Air Canada rouge is to commence the only direct flights between Dublin and Canada's west coast today.

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The non-stop flights from Dublin to Vancouver will run from June 10 to October 9 - with the inaugural trip departing at 11.35am this morning.

The service will be operated three times weekly by Air Canada’s leisure airline, with flights on a Boeing 767-300ER lasting 10 hours.

Return fares were available from €577 in June as we publish.

Flight times have been scheduled to optimise connectivity to/from its western hub, Air Canada rouge has said, with both premium and economy seats available. 

In recent years, connectivity between Ireland and Canada has mushroomed - with 29 direct services per week to Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

The new route has been warmly welcomed by Tourism Ireland.

"As an island destination, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated," said its CEO, Niall Gibbons.

"They are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism."

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