18th Nov 2022
Next month, Air Canada will begin direct flights to Thailand. Four times a week, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will provide service between Bangkok and Vancouver. It will be the first nonstop flight between North America and Thailand in a decade.
The service will give American travellers a new choice. Before, they had to pass via Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo, or, the other way around, the centres in the middle east.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, Air Canada will travel between Vancouver International Airport and Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The seasonal service will operate between December 4, 2022, and April 14, 2023. There are three classes on the aircraft: Signature Class, Premium Economy, and Economy Class.
The flight from Vancouver to Bangkok departs at 11 p.m. and arrives at 5:55 a.m. The aircraft from Bangkok to Vancouver will depart at 8.30am and arrive at 6.35am, technically travelling back in time. Both flights are set to land early in the morning so that passengers can connect to as many flights as possible on the same day.
Yesterday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is in Bangkok for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2022 Summit from November 16th - 19th.
Trudeau told Prayut that Air Canada was about to start the new route, which would bring in more money from tourists for both Thailand and Canada.
The presidents also talked about how well the two countries get along and how the start of a Canada-ASEAN free-trade agreement will make it easier for middle-class people to find jobs on both sides.