New Routes and Services
2014 marked the arrival of exciting new routes and services at YVR. We ushered in the Year of the Dreamliner in January, with the arrival of our first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from Japan Airlines, followed by China Southern’s Boeing 787 in the spring and two Boeing 787’s from Air Canada shortly after.
We welcomed several new flights including All Nippon Airways’ daily Vancouver-to-Haneda, Tokyo service, twice per week Icelandair summer service to Reykjavik and WestJet Encore’s daily service to Fort McMurray. Air Canada Rouge began operations in April with service to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Anchorage and San Francisco. It closed off the year offering daily service to Phoenix and service to Palm Springs.
The second half of 2014 brought the following North American services:
- Delta Airlines up to five daily flights to Seattle and double daily to Los Angeles
- American Airlines double daily service to Los Angeles
We also welcomed air service announcements for 2015 operations. Qantas announced plans to operate six direct flights between Sydney and Vancouver in January; due to its success, it will also operate flights to YVR in the peak of summer and next winter. Air France announced five times per week service from YVR to Charles de Gaulle, Paris. Philippine Airlines announced plans to add onward service to JFK, New York four times a week. Edelweiss also added an extra frequency to their summer service and Air Canada Rouge announced five times a week service to Osaka, Japan to begin in Spring 2015.