Air Canada

YYC-Tokyo service to go year-round

Air Canada has followed through on its commitment to increase service from Tokyo to Calgary year round.

The airline announced yesterday flights to Japan will operate three times a week next winter. Up to this point, the service has only operated in the summer months. This summer, AC will fly five times a week between the two cities.

Winter flights will use a Boeing 767 aircraft, and will leave Calgary Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, returning the following days.

“Since we launched this route in March 2010, demand has been strong from business and leisure travelers as well as freight forwarders,” said Ben Smith, Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada, in a release.

“Our industry is a significant catalyst for economic growth and have all come together to enable sustainable, year-round, direct links to Asia via Tokyo Narita’s international gateway which offers a multitude of convenient flight options to Japan, China, Korea and beyond.”

Air Canada is the only scheduled airline to serve Asia from the Canadian province of Alberta.

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