Another Chinese airline has announced it will begin flights to Vancouver, bolstering YVR as a North American destination for airlines from China.
Beijing-based carrier Capital Airlines will begin flying to North America for the first time.
The airline will begin with flights from Hangzhou to Vancouver, via Qingdao, on December 30. Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province in east China.
Flights on a 222-seat, two-class Airbus A330 aircraft will be offered three times a week.
“Beijing Capital Airlines is the sixth airline to serve YVR from mainland China—two more than any other airport in North America or Europe. It is a true testament to YVR’s position as a connecting hub to the Asia-Pacific region, and to YVR’s competitiveness in attracting new carriers,” Vancouver Airport Authority president and CEO Craig Richmond stated in a news release.
The airline will join Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Sichuan Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines, which all fly from China to Vancouver. In addition, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, and EVA Air fly from Hong Kong or Taiwan to Vancouver.