Air Canada’s much-anticipated route from its Vancouver (YVR) Pacific base arrived in Singapore earlier this month, making it the airline’s first international route and the only nonstop flight between Canada and Singapore. The trip, which spans 12,818 kilometres (7,965 miles), is the airline’s longest flight in terms of distance, taking up to 16 hours and five minutes to complete.

Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada, said, “Air Canada is thrilled to welcome customers onboard our newest route linking Canada and Singapore from our Pacific hub in Vancouver. These new Singapore flights are part of our strategic expansion at YVR, which together with an efficient and seamless in-transit connection process, further position the airport as the preferred North American gateway to Asia.”

He added that Singapore is also a key gateway to other destinations. Customers can connect to Southeast Asia, Southern India, and Western Australia through the airline’s long-standing codeshare and Star Alliance partner, Singapore Airlines.

The Honourable Jagrup Brar, Minister of State for Trade, Government of British Columbia, stated, “The reality of directly connecting Singapore, Southeast Asia’s most active economic gateway and financial hub with British Columbia, Canada’s gateway to the Pacific can mean limitless opportunities. This new direct flight opens fresh opportunities for travel and tourism, business collaboration, and access to global markets that will directly benefit people in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and throughout our province.” 

“I am pleased Air Canada has chosen YVR to host the only non-stop flight between Canada and Singapore,” stated Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of YVR. “

He went on to say that this new route will generate $18 million in economic production and create jobs throughout the sector. YVR applauds this new service, which will boost tourism, promote more trade, and, most importantly, link family and friends across the Pacific area. The inauguration of service to Singapore demonstrates Air Canada’s sustained commitment in Vancouver, which benefits our community and the regional economy.

Rachel Loh, Senior Vice President, Singapore Tourism Board Americas, stated, “We couldn’t be more excited for the official launch of Air Canada’s new direct route from Vancouver, increasing connectivity to Singapore for both Canadian and American visitors. We are delighted to welcome travellers to Singapore to explore new attractions such as the Bird Paradise or dine at our famous hawker centers and Michelin-starred restaurants. From cultural immersion to rejuvenating wellness offerings, Singapore offers a multitude of experiences to suit every passion. Be it world-class concerts or the adrenaline rush of the F1 Grand Prix in September, the city promises endless excitement. We eagerly await your arrival!”

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