Well helllooo Queenslanders. Fancy a snow trip to Canada? Life just got 30% easier as Air Canada increase the number of seats on the Brisbane to Vancouver route by more than a third for the 2023/2024 season.

If you’re considering a ski trip then from November Air Canada will replace the 298-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 400-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will operate five times a week in November and move to daily from December to March.

That’s more ski bums on seats (see what we did there).

Both the B787-9 and B777-300ER will offer Air Canada’s award-winning three-cabin service, with passengers having the option of Economy, Premium Economy seats and Signature Class with lie flat suites so you can catch up on zzzzs before hitting the slopes.

But wait, Sydneysiders you’ve not been forgotten.

Air Canada’s Sydney-Vancouver route will also receive a boost, with the airline’s current daily service at noon supplemented by an additional three extra flights per week between December 2023 and January 2024. The additional services will depart at 4pm, providing passengers with enhanced flexibility in terms of departure and arrival times.

It just gets better. Live in New Zealand? Air Canada is also expanding its seasonal Auckland-Vancouver service, which will operate from 31 October 2023 until 29 March 2024 using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Flights will operate three times a week during November but increase to a record five times per week from December – an overall 20% increase in capacity on the 2022/23 season.

General Manager Australia and New Zealand Vic Naughton says the introduction of additional capacity across Oceania reflects sustained demand across the region.

“Travellers immediately embraced our services when we returned to the market following the pandemic,” says Naughton. “That enthusiasm has not waned, and we expect demand for seats to only intensifying as we move into the winter season.”

With the majority of Air Canada’s winter services arriving at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in the early morning, Australian passengers can be on the slopes of some of British Columbia’s (BC) world-famous ski-fields on the day they arrive.

While the additional capacity will allow even more Australians to enjoy BC’s winter attractions, Naughton says Air Canada is anticipating further growth in the proportion of passengers taking advantage of YVR’s seamless transit process to continue beyond Vancouver to points across Canada and the United States.

“There is no doubt that YVR is now firmly established among Australian travellers as the friendliest and most efficient gateway to North America. That is hardly surprising given Air Canada passengers proceed to their connecting flights without needing to re-check their bags or change terminals, while US-bound customers pass through US customs and immigration at YVR, enabling a quick exit once they touch down in the US.”

Air Canada’s onboard services on its South Pacific flights also showcase the best cuisine Canadian culinary talent has to offer with Air Canada’s panel of celebrity chefs, including award-winning, Vancouver-based chef David Hawksworth and Montreal-based chef Jérôme Ferrer. Complementing the culinary journey is a selection of top wines chosen by leading Canadian sommelier Véronique Rivest.

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