Air Canada will launch new seasonal service to Bangkok, Thailand this winter from its Vancouver hub, becoming the only airline with nonstop service between North America and the Thai capital.
Air Canada Bangkok Service Set To Begin In December From Vancouver
Bangkok marks Air Canada’s first nonstop foray into Southeast Asia. The service will begin on December 1, 2022 and operate four times weekly during the winter season.
Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management, at 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.”
It’s also a popular leisure destinations for Americans and one of my favorite places in Southeast Asia because of the kind people and because your dollar (CAD or USD) just goes further.
The new service will utilize a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, featuring:
- 30 Signature (Business) Class suites
- 21 Premium Economy seats
- 247 Economy Class seats
The flight is 7,344 miles and is blocked at 15 hours, 55 minutes traveling westbound and 13 hours, 5 minutes traveling eastbound, operating according to the following schedule:
- AC65 departs Vancouver (YVR) 11:00PM – arrives Bangkok (BKK) 5:55AM+2 days
- operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
- operates December 1, 2022 – April 14, 2023
- AC66 departs Bangkok (BKK) 8:30AM – arrives Vancouver (YVR) 6:35AM
- operates Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
- operates December 4, 2022 – April 17, 2023
Tickets are already on sale and currently running about 1,265USD round-trip.
Thai Airways and United Airlines have offered service to Bangkok in the past, but this marks the first return of service to North America since 2012.
Air Canada will operate seasonal nonstop service to Bangkok this winter. Tickets are already bookable online using dollars or Aeroplan points. Bangkok has traditionally been a loss-leading route due to the lack of business travel, but a new generation of fuel efficient aircraft plus strong leisure demand will hopefully make the new route a success.
Will you travel to Bangkok on Air Canada?