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Air Canada to launch nonstop flight to Bangkok this December

Air Canada has announced that it will launch nonstop flights to Bangkok, Thailand this December, making it the only North American airline to offer a nonstop flight to Thailand. This is also the carrier’s first non-stop service to South-East Asia.

Starting 1st December 2022 and running through 14th April 2022, Air Canada will operate 4-flights-a-week between Vancouver International Airport and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport with the following schedule:

  • Vancouver-Bangkok
  • Departure time: 23:00
  • Arrival time: 05:55 (+2 days)
  • Flight time: 15 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: AC65
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (only the inaugural flight will run on Thursday)
  • Bangkok-Vancouver
  • Departure time: 08:30
  • Arrival time: 06:35
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: AC66
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

These flights will be operated by Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner featuring 30 lie-flat Signature Class seats (Business Class seats), 21 Premium Economy seats and 247 standard Economy Class seats. Seats are available for sale now at,, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada’s Contact Centres, and travel agents.

Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Air Canada, said:

We are extremely pleased to be launching our first non-stop service to South-East Asia this winter, the only one between North America and Thailand. Thailand is a popular leisure destination for Canadians and this new service will give Aeroplan members exciting opportunities to both earn and redeem their points. For further convenience, our Bangkok flights will connect to our extensive domestic and trans-border network giving customers added seamlessness and choice when travelling.

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Bolstering international network

Air Canada is bolstering its international winter offering to the South Pacific region with the return of seasonal service from Vancouver to Auckland, New Zealand, and additional flights to Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. The flag carrier of Canada is also re-establishing international services to South America with the resumption of routes from Montreal and Toronto to Lima, Peru on a seasonal basis.

Galardo said:

We continue to pursue our strategy of expanding our global network in response to pent-up demand, and expect to operate approximately 81 per cent of our 2019 international capacity this winter. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard.

In the South Pacific, the airline will:

  • Resume 3-flights-a-week to Auckland from Vancouver on 10th November 2022 and increase the frequency of flights to 5-a-week from December 2022 to March 2023
  • Increase frequency of flights to Brisbane from Vancouver to 5-a-week in December 2022
  • Increase frequency of flights to Sydney from Vancouver to 10-a-week in December 2022 and January 2023

The airline will also resume seasonal 2-weekly flights on Toronto-Lima route on 4th November 2022 and on Montréal-Lima route on 30th October 2022.

Meanwhile, Air Canada recently announced that it will resume flights to Mumbai from Toronto for the first time since the start of COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured image by Air Canada

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