Air Canada ramps up ski services

Air Canada ramps up ski services
By admin


Air Canada has revealed it will up its daily direct services between Sydney and Vancouver during the next ski season, as it targets Aussies tempted by Canadian slopes.

The increased schedule of 10 weekly Boeing 777 flights will run from December 16 until January 30.

General manager Australia and New Zealand Jeannie Foster said the hike meant more convenience for Australians heading to the destination’s snow fields.

“Air Canada is the only airline to offer direct daily services to Vancouver from Sydney,” she said.

“Our direct services to Vancouver save our customers travel time, and of course our excellent network throughout Canada will get you to your favourite ski resort as quickly as possible for no extra cost, whether it be in Kelowna or Kamloops.”

Meanwhile, the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) branded the increase “very encouraging” and was hopeful it was driving good visitation from the Australian market.

“Air Canada has made a business decision based on the numbers coming in from Australia,” managing director Donna Campbell told Travel Today. “It’s clear they’re doing well out of the Australian market.”

Australia remained among the top three source markets for Canadian ski resorts last season, she revealed, despite significant competition from other ski destinations.

But she was confident that consistently good snowfall, increased air capacity, and arrival times that meant skiers could be on the slopes the same afternoon, would further enhance the destination’s appeal.

CTC will also undertake an online campaign over the coming months to promote Canadian ski product locally.
 

Latest News

  • Destinations
  • News

APT Launches 2025 Asia Adventures

APT has launched its Asia Adventures for 2025, including new luxury holidays in India, Sri Lanka and Japan. Five new tours lead guests to the highlights of India, including a seven-night cruise along the rarely travelled Lower Ganges aboard the Ganges Voyager. Further south, Sri Lanka’s greatest destinations are revealed on a new 15-day Land […]

  • Cruise
  • Luxury
  • News

Seabourn announces Western Kimberley Traditional Owners as Godparents of Seabourn Pursuit

Seabourn has named Western Kimberley Traditional Owners, the Wunambal Gaambera, as Godparents of the ultra-luxury purpose-built Seabourn Pursuit. It is the first cruise line to appoint Traditional Owners as godparents of a ship. Seabourn Pursuit embarks on its inaugural season in the Kimberley region this June. The naming ceremony will take place on Seabourn Pursuit’s […]

  • Luxury

Malolo Island Resort opens brand new Spa

Fiji’s Malolo Island has added another string to its bow – opening its $1.3 million day spa on Thursday, 18th April 2024. (Lead Image: matriarch Rosie Whitton with spa staff) Located at the edge of the resort’s luscious patch of tropical rainforest, the new “Leilani’s Spa” adds another level of elevated experiences to Malolo’s already […]