On December 1st, Air Canada inaugurated nonstop service to Melbourne. This is Air Canada’s third destination served in Australia but the only non-stop service linking Canada and Melbourne. Air Canada flight 037 departed Vancouver December 1st in the late evening, and arrived Sunday morning to a water cannon welcome salute at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.
Seasonal service now operates four times weekly between Vancouver and Melbourne until February 4, and year-round service begins June 1, 2018.
The nonstop service is provided aboard Air Canada’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which features 30 International Business Class lie-flat seat suites, 21 Premium Economy and 247 Economy Class seats with upgraded, and personalized in-flight entertainment at every seat throughout the aircraft. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive North American network through the airline’s Vancouver trans-Pacific hub, while also offering in Melbourne, excellent connectivity in Australia. All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.
Air Canada continues to expand international service and offer North American travelers additional nonstop options when traveling internationally.