Air Canada has announced the introduction of daily service between Vancouver and Yellowknife, starting Dec. 15, 2017 until April 1, 2018. Introductory fares start at $219 one-way, all-in, with tickets now available for purchase.
“We continue to strategically build our Vancouver hub and we are excited to link Vancouver and Yellowknife with daily non-stop flights this winter, complementing our existing Yellowknife services from Calgary and Edmonton,” said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines, Air Canada. “These new non-stop flights will shave off almost four hours of round-trip travel time for customers travelling between Canada's west coast and the Northwest Territories,” he continued. “In addition to convenient business travel between these two areas, these new flights also connect seamlessly at our YVR trans-Pacific hub to and from our Asia and US transborder networks, offering one-stop ease for visitors travelling to enjoy Canada's spectacular Aurora Borealis and northern winter adventures.”
The new non-stop services will be offered onboard 75-seat Bombardier CRJ-705 aircraft, featuring a choice of Business Class or Economy service operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express banner. The flights will depart Vancouver at 4:00 p.m. and arrive in Yellowknife at 7:30 p.m., with service from Yellowknife to Vancouver departing at 7:30 a.m. and arriving at 8:53 a.m.
So far in 2017, Air Canada has launched new services from its Vancouver hub to Taipei, Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver and Boston, with Melbourne seasonal flights to begin December 1, and Delhi seasonal service resuming on October 14 increasing up to five times weekly for the 2017/2018 season.