Air Canada Launches Brand New Vancouver To Melbourne Route

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Published 8 June 2018


Flights to Australia from Vancouver just got a lot better with Air Canada’s new route aboard the Dreamliner! This is a new, year-round non-stop flight service from Vancouver, and happens to be our Fare of the Month. Read on below to find out more.

Starting this month, Air Canada rolls out the red and white carpet for its new year-round non-stop service from Vancouver to Melbourne onboard the spectacular Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new route is the first ever direct flight to Melbourne from Canada and an exciting gateway for Canadians to discover Melbourne’s thriving culture and arts scene, world famous flat whites, and unparalleled food and wine options. Air Canada’s brand new, state-of-the-art Dreamliner boasts features that will make the journey to Australia one of the most favourable, understated parts of your trip. Here's what to expect onboard.


Onboard the Air Canada Dreamliner

Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Air Canada’s Dreamliner is fitted with roomy seats from front to back. There are 30 lie-flat seat suites in International Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Economy, and 247 seats in Economy Class. With ambient mood lighting, quieter engines, and increased humidity in all cabins, jet lag will be a thing of the past. Here’s a quick and easy guide to International Business Class, Premium Economy, and Economy Class.


International Business Class

Roomiest seats

International Business Class suites come with a plush pillow, duvet, premium amenity kit, and seats that lie flat at the push of a button. These luxurious pods are in a 1-2-1 configuration making them the roomiest 30 seats onboard.

Air Canada Signature Class service

At the airport, you’ll be expedited through security and immigration before sitting pretty in the Maple Leaf Lounge, until Signature Class is called for priority boarding. Once you’re seated comfortably, recline and enjoy the exclusive services, gourmet cuisine, and complimentary wine and spirits.



Between sleeping, dining, and lounging, there's plenty to do on your 16-hour journey from Vancouver to Melbourne. To keep you entertained, Air Canada offers hundreds and hundreds of hours of movies, music, TV, podcasts, audiobooks, and more, available to you on a personal touchscreen entertainment system, noise-cancelling headphones included.


Premium Economy

Roomier seats

Premium Economy seats are in a 2-3-2 configuration with a greater recline and larger seat compared to Economy Class. Each guest receives a pillow, blanket, and amenity kit.


As a Premium Economy guest, you’ll enjoy gourmet cuisine served on china and complimentary wine and spirits.


As with all classes, you’ll have your own seat-back personal entertainment system, loaded with movies, music, TV, and more.



Roomy seats

Economy class seats are in a 3-3-3 configuration with adjustable headrests. Pillows, blankets, and headphones are available by request.


Guests seated in Economy enjoy a hot meal after take-off, snacks, and complimentary wine and spirits.


Enjoy movies, music, and TV on your own seat-back screen, or plug into one of the USB ports and enjoy entertainment on your own personal device.


Melbourne is the ultimate destination for foodies, urban adventurers, and culture vultures. Whether you’re planning a short stopover in Melbourne or starting your wine tour here, make Melbourne your first stop when you’re visiting Australia. As of this month, the flagship carrier’s Vancouver to Melbourne direct service will officially run four times a week, Air Canada’s third direct service route to Australia, in addition to Sydney and Brisbane.



Now departing! Ready to board Air Canada’s brand new Dreamliner for an unforgettable trip Down Under? Book our Fare of the Month with one of our Expert Travellers, and add hotels and tour packages to Australia from your Canadian gateway. Call us at 1-877-967-5302, Live Chat us, or visit us at your closest Flight Centre store today!

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