Air Canada Resumes Flights to Panama and Expands Brisbane Operations
Air Canada will resume operations between Toronto – Pearson (YYZ) and Panama Metropolis (PTY), after a two-and-a-half-year absence because of the pandemic. With the return of the Canadian airline, 5 North American carriers will provide service at Tocumen Worldwide Airport (PTY).
“The advantages of the return of Air Canada to Panama will likely be important not solely from the viewpoint of connectivity, however this necessary resolution constitutes a further means to advertise tourism, commerce, funding and cultural alternate between the 2 international locations,” stated Raffoul Arab, Common Supervisor of Tocumen Worldwide Airport.
- Toronto – Panama Metropolis Flight AC 1874 YYZ 08:30 – PTY 14:05
- Panama Metropolis – Toronto Flight AC 1875 PTY 15:05 – YYZ 20:35
Initially the route will provide two flights per week (Friday and Sunday); beginning December 18, the corporate will enhance its operations to 3 flights per week by including an additional service on Wednesdays. This service will likely be operated by Air Canada Rouge in Airbus A319 plane with a capability of 136 seats in two courses (12 Enterprise Class/124 Economic system).
In accordance Tocumen Airport Statistics, 96,925 passengers had been mobilized between Panama Metropolis (PTY) and Canada inside January and September 2022.
Between January and September of this 12 months, Tocumen Worldwide Airport has registered a site visitors of 11.5 million passengers, by means of eighteen industrial airways providing companies to eighty-four locations within the Americas and Europe.
For this winter season, Air Canada will serve Belize (BZE), San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR) and Panama (PTY). As well as, it’s the solely Canadian airline working out of Tocumen Airport (PTY).
After three months of resuming companies between Vancouver (YVR) and Brisbane (BNE), beginning June 1, 2023, the service will enhance this service from 4 instances per week to every day flights. This represents a 16.9% enhance in capability over 2019 ranges, utterly surpassing the pre-pandemic providing.
“This implies Air Canada’s capability at Brisbane is increased than it was earlier than Covid. It is a nice signal of restoration and firmly positions Queensland as a vacation spot of alternative for the North American market in time for its summer season interval,” in accordance with Gert-Jan de Graaff, chief govt officer of Brisbane Airport Company.
- Vancouver – Brisbane Flight AC 35 YVR 22:45 – BNE 06:40+2 every day flights.
- Brisbane – Vancouver Flight AC 36 BNE 09:45 – YVR 06:20 every day flights.
The route will likely be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner plane with a capability of 298 seats in three courses (30 Signature Class/21 Premium Economic system/247 Economic system).
“Air Canada has seen sturdy demand for the Vancouver – Brisbane service since its restart in July and is worked up so as to add these extra frequencies with the help of the Queensland authorities to return our operations past their full pre-covid stage with the beginning of those every day flights. from the northern summer season of subsequent 12 months,” says Vic Naughton, Air Canada’s Common Supervisor Australia and New Zealand.
For the 2023 summer season season, Brisbane (BNE) can have three nonstop companies to North America operated by Qantas to Los Angeles (LAX) and Air Canada to San Francisco (SFO) and Vancouver (YVR).
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