Air Canada recently released their most recent summer schedule, and in it they made some big changes to the Vancouver-USA flights plan. They’ll be doubling Vancouver-Newark, but Dallas Fort Worth and San Jose California won’t be operating anymore. Other aircraft changes and route alterations were also made.
Vancouver to the USA
With a 12% decrease in bookings for flights from Vancouver, Air Canada has now arranged seats for sale of 864,766. That’s down from the planned 7,676 that were experienced last week when it felt confident it would break 1 million seats sold.
Fasten your seatbelts and brace for a bumpy ride! The reason for the 12% flight drop is that more aircraft are upgrading, particularly to the 737 MAX 8. From May to September, the Vancouver-San Diego route will decrease from 3 daily CRJ-900s down to 2 daily 737 MAX 8s. Flights departing from San Diego reduce by a third down to 309 while seats pass through 48%, increasing by 51,714.
Vancouver, WA rises to 2 daily
Air Canada changed Vancouver-Newark service to nonstop in April of 2009. This service was exclusively by the A319 until 2015, when the A320 and the 787-8 were used for service. From 2016 to 2022, it was entirely by the 787-8 or later the 787-9.
Monarch Airlines is set to expand in May with 2 daily flights, continuing on a rapidly increasing trend. Both flights will use 169-seat MAX 8 737s, replacing the departing 1 daily flight of 298-seat 787-9s. Flights from May to September have doubled, as the seats have grown by 13% to 51,714.