Gatwick to Vancouver flights announced

Air Canada has announced it is to operate a three-times-weekly service between Vancouver and Gatwick next summer.

Flights will launch on 8 June 2017 using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft and be operated by Air Canada Rouge on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

This will be the second Gatwick service that Air Canada Rouge will operate next summer, the other being the previously announced Gatwick to Toronto flights.

Gatwick to Toronto flights announced

Air Canada has today announced the launch of a new non-stop service to Gatwick from Toronto, Canada.

The new seasonal service will commence in summer 2016 and complement the airline’s extensive operations at London Heathrow – its largest gateway outside Canada offering flights to eight Canadian destinations.

Air Canada’s announcement comes a week after WestJet revealed it will launch flights between Gatwick and Canada – although, which airports WestJet will serve are, as yet, unknown.

Speaking about the new service, Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada, said, “Air Canada rouge is ideally-suited to serve London Gatwick, with its focus on leisure travel and provide easy access to southern London.

“This new service will also make us the only Canadian carrier serving multiple airports in the London region and complements our Air Canada rouge service to Manchester and Edinburgh.”

Tickets for Air Canada rouge’s summer service to Toronto Pearson, which begins on 19 May 2016, go on sale on 2 July 2015.

Flights will operate up to seven-times weekly using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring 24 Premium rouge seats and 256 rouge seats. All flights are timed to optimize connectivity through Air Canada’s Toronto hub.