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Air Canada's new Bangkok flight enroute to Southeast Asia

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  •   12-02-2022  8:28 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Air Canada's new Bangkok flight enroute to Southeast Asia
Air Canada's newly-inaugurated Bangkok flight from Vancouver is enroute to Southeast Asia. (Air Canada/supplied)
Pax Global Media

Air Canada's newly-inaugurated Bangkok flight from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is enroute to Southeast Asia. 

YVR marked Air Canada's inaugural flight AC65, which departed last night from the Vancouver airport. The flight is enroute to Thailand and scheduled to arrive in Bangkok Saturday morning.

"We are thrilled to launch Air Canada's first non-stop service to Southeast Asia and the only non-stop flights between North America and Thailand. Bangkok is also one of the most visited destinations globally, and we have optimized connections to and from our trans-pacific hub at YVR to give customers convenient travel options to explore this exciting city renowned for its history, cuisine and culture, or to conduct international business trade," said Mark Galardo, senior vice-president – network planning and revenue management at Air Canada. 

"This new service from YVR is another step in our ambition to develop this hub into one of the most important trans-pacific gateways in North America. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard." 

Service highlights 

At YVR, Air Canada's Signature Suite is available to eligible customers, offering a private, premium experience prior to departure. 

Air Canada Chauffeur Service is offered, where eligible connecting International Air Canada Signature Class customers arriving from within Canada will be met by a Concierge before being whisked away on the tarmac in a hybrid or electric Porsche vehicle to the distinctive Air Canada Signature Suite. 

Air Canada has elevated its International Economy Class dining experience to reflect Canada's culinary talent and tastes from our global network of destinations. 

Economy Class dining on all international flights departing Canada is being revamped to feature a hot entree created for Air Canada by renowned Montreal Chef Jérôme Ferrer, a member of Air Canada's culinary panel. An additional appetizer reflecting destination cuisine is also being presented with all meals, and a separate dessert service will follow.

Air Canada Signature Class features culinary creations by award-winning Vancouver-based Chef David Hawksworth, which are complemented by a selection of top wines chosen by leading Canadian sommelier, Véronique Rivest.

Air Canada Signature Class customers will be presented with amenity kits in partnership with Acqua Di Parma featuring stylish amenity bags containing Acqua Di Parma luxury skincare products plus an oversized eye mask, socks, dental products and 3M earplugs for additional comfort and personal care.

Customers in International Premium Economy Class will enjoy reusable amenity totes containing an eye mask, socks and dental products providing for a more refreshed journey.

"This new route comes at an exciting time. As the Government of Canada rolls out its ambitious new Indo-Pacific strategy for heightened engagement with the people and economies of this dynamic region, Southeast Asia has been identified as playing a central role in Canada's plans to step up its game in Asia over the next decade, and beyond," added Jeff Nankivell, president and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Schedule

Flight
From
To
Days of Week
Departs
Arrives
Aircraft
Seasonal Operation
AC65
YVR
(Vancouver)
BKK
(Bangkok)

Mon,
Wed,
Fri, Sun
23:00
05:55 + 2
days
Boeing 787
Dreamliner

Dec. 1 –
March 24
AC66
BKK
(Bangkok)
YVR
(Vancouver)

Tue,
Wed,
Fri, Sun
08:30
06:35
Boeing 787
Dreamliner

Dec. 4 –
March 26

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