Air Canada is on a roll! It’s adding Paris (CDG) and Zurich (ZRH) out of its Vancouver hub. New services will start in June 2018. This will give travellers from BC and Northwestern US more direct flight options towards Europe. The carrier will use its new Dreamliner 787 aircraft with three cabins.
The carrier is also upping its London (LHR) frequency to twice-daily in June 2018. That’s a move to gain more market share out of British Airways who uses an A380 on its daily service. It’s great news for travellers who will see more competitive pricing in the future.

Air Canada’s strategy

Vancouver is Air Canada‘s second biggest hub after Toronto. It’s the gateway to all Pacific rim destinations but also a growing number to direct flights to Europe. Air Canada wants to attract travellers from the Northwestern United States and Southwest. It’s Vancouver hub serves: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego & Phoenix. That’s an significant pool to gain market shares from. It offers a better inflight experience than most US airlines and pricing is also competitive.