Vancouver is seeing an abundance of new flights routes being added.
- MEXICO CITY, MEXICO | Aeromexico has added additional thrice-weekly round-trip flights between Mexico City and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) starting Thursday, December 1, timed with the Mexican Visa restrictions being lifted. This increases the frequency to 20 flights a week, an 85 per cent increase since Aeromexico launched the route in 2015.
- CHENGDU, CHINA | Sichuan Airlines currently serves YVR three times weekly, operating between Chengdu and Vancouver, via Shenyang. Beginning November 1, Sichuan Airlines will open up a new non-stop destination from YVR – Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO).
- HANGZHOU, CHINA | Beijing Capital Airlines (BCA) will begin service between Vancouver and Hangzhou, via Qingdao on December 30, 2016. The new, thrice-weekly service marks the first time Beijing Capital Airlines will fly to any destination in North America. The new route between YVR and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) via Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO) will be flown on an Airbus 330, with seating for 222 passengers including 36 in business class and 186 in economy.
- HONG KONG | Cathay Pacific will add three additional flights between Vancouver and Hong Kong in April 2017, using the new state-of-the-art Airbus 350-900 aircraft. These added flights will bring Cathay Pacific’s frequency up to 17 non-stop flights a week, more than any other airline.
- NAGOYA, JAPAN | Air Canada will launch thrice-weekly service between YVR and Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) in Nagoya on June 1, 2017. This will increase to four times weekly in August and September. An Air Canada Rouge 767-300 ER aircraft, featuring Premium Rouge and Economy cabins will be used on the route. This is the only non-stop service to this Japanese destination from YVR.
- TAIPEI, TAIWAN | The year-round daily service between YVR and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) will begin June 8, 2017, subject to government approvals. Air Canada will operate 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the Taipei route, featuring 30 International Business Class lie-flat pod suites, 21 Premium Economy and 247 Economy Class seats with upgraded in-flight entertainment.