Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has recently launched its first non-stop flight to Italy, one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Air Transat's new direct service from YVR to Rome runs two times a week with a flight time of 11 hrs 20 min. This new route marks another important milestone in YVR's growth strategy, connecting Vancouver to one of the world's most historic cities and oldest connecting hubs. 

This new direct service to Rome is one of 12 new routes added to YVR's roster in 2016 so far, including Air Canada's new international routes to Brisbane and Dublin and WestJet's non-stop service to Halifax and London's Gatwick Airport, among others.