Air Canada Launches Direct Flights From Singapore to Vancouver

Vancouver is slated by many travellers as the gateway to Asia-Pacific, while Singapore is commonly known as the gateway to Asia. This new ultra-long haul route connection between Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and Singapore, therefore marks an important milestone for both countries with a new convenient travel opportunity for both sides of the Pacific to those cities and beyond.

Air Canada is highly invested in Asia’s travel rebounding growth since the Pandemic, where demand is soaring across the board. To capture this demand, the airline has most recently announced the launch of new Asia destinations. Some of which include their Vancouver – Osaka and Vancouver – Bangkok routes amongst many others.

Air Canada, Canada’s national carrier will be the only airline to have non-stop flights from Singapore Changi International Airport to Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, Canada. They will also be the only airline to connect the two markets of Singapore and Canada across the Pacific Ocean. The inaugural date for this new route commenced on the 4th of April 2024 out of Singapore Changi International Airport and had a flight time in the air of 16 hours and 4 minutes from Vancouver. This route has been contested before by Singapore Airlines who recently ended it’s service to the Canadian travel hotspot during October 2023.

This has left the Canada – Singapore market wide open, and Air Canada is the first one to take advantage of this opportunity. This route will have a four weekly-frequency. The timings for the inbound flight from Canada and outbound flight from Singapore as follows:

Flight Number Departure Time Landing Time Frequency
AC 19 YVR – SIN 00:15 07:10 +1 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
AC 20 SIN – YVR 09:10 08:45 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

Relax as you journey onboard Air Canada’s modern and fuel efficient B787-9 aircraft. Their flagship B787-9 has a seating capacity of 298 passengers in a three class configuration: Economy Class, Premium Economy Class and Signature (Business) Class. During the northern winter of 2024, Air Canada have officially announced that they will increase their service to 5 weekly flights.

Signature Class

Air Canada International Business Class Cabin. Photo Taken From Asia Pacific Business Traveller.

The Signature Class experience onboard Air Canada’s B787-9 aircraft are in a 1-2-1 configuration with 30 seats, where every seat has aisle access and are complete lie flat beds. These lie flat beds have a length of 203 centimeters tall, enough for most people, while the width is at 20 inches. All seats in Business Class also are equipped with an IFE with an 18 inch screen.

Elevated Dining Experience in Air Canada’s Signature Business Class

Prepare to dine with renowned Montreal chef Jérôme Ferrer and award-wining Vancouver-based chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij. Complementing the culinary journey are top wines picked by leading Canadian sommelier, Véronique Rivest.

Experience Elevated Dining in Air Canada’s Signature Class. Photo Taken From Air Canada.

Moreover, new dining options are coming to Signature Class across the airline’s network. This will see options rotate on the menu such as succulent chicken thigh accompanied by mandi rice and Emirati bzar sauce, roasted salmon in teriyaki sauce with Shandong noodles and a Middle Eastern mezze plate appetiser, with more to come throughout the rest of the year.

Premium Economy Class

Air Canada Premium Economy Class Cabin. Photo Taken From Asia Pacific Business Traveller.

Premium Economy onboard Air Canada is a rather private with only 21 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. These seats offer 38 inches of legroom and a 19.5 inch seat width which would make this a more convincing deal for those in economy on this 16 hour trek. These seat also have a seat-back IFE screen of up to 11 inches wide, whilst certain bulkhead seats will have IFE screens of up to 9 inches wide.

Economy Class

Air Canada Economy Class On Board B787-9 Flagship Aircraft. Photo Taken From Asia Pacific Business Traveller.

Economy class has 247 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration throughout the rest of the aircraft. These seats have a seat-back IFE screen of nine inches.

Raising the Bar for Economy Class Dining

Air Canada is introducing a new range of global flavours to economy class travellers. From Red Thai Chicken to Chicken Cacciatore with Roast Potatoes and Bell Peppers, indulge yourself in new and bold flavours. This new ultra-long haul route will see a new pancake choice added onto the flight’s breakfast menu offering 100% pure Canadian Maple Syrup.

Bistro Menu Offerings. Photo Taken From Air Canada.

Air Canada is also in the process of rolling out through spring 2024 across their larger network, their upgraded Bistro Menu, featuring the most extensive of fresh buy-on-board options from any North American Airline. You can find things like peppercorn roast beef sandwich, tasty cheeseburger sliders, and fresh new vegan options like Mediterranean hummus wraps.

Their alcoholic beverage offerings are also getting a revamp with new premium crafted and Canadian-owned Tequila Tromba, and iconic Campari, available in all cabins in all markets.

Inflight Entertainment

Watch your 16 hour flight fly by (most literally) as you’re spoilt for choice with endless entertainment options. Air Canada has collaborated with several companies to bring onboard their inflight entertainment system. These collaborations are with Apple TV+, Audible, Disney+, Hayu and others. With 1400 hours of movies, 1,900 hours of TV episodes, audio, specialty channels, music albums, games and other audio and visual content, you’ll have wished your flight was longer!

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