Air Canada doubles checked baggage for Economy passengers ex Australia
Air Canada is today pleased to announce that it is doubling the checked baggage allowance for passengers travelling in Economy Class on its daily, non-stop B777 service between Sydney and Vancouver.
As a result of the new policy – which applies to tickets issued on or after 4 November 2015 for travel from 17 December 2015 – all Economy Class passengers flying between Australia and Canada can check in TWO items of baggage, with each piece weighing up to 23kg.
The increased checked baggage allowance applies to passengers travelling to/from Australia and any of Air Canada’s destinations across Canada and the United States.
Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand Paul McLean says the change will be particularly welcomed by local passengers.
“Australian travellers are exploring more of Canada than ever before, and at the same time many are taking advantage of Air Canada’s extensive North American network to create trips that combine Canadian and US destinations,” says McLean.
“Thanks to the increase in checked baggage allowance, Air Canada’s Economy Class passengers can now pack everything they need, then relax and focus on enjoying an unforgettable vacation.”
More Australian’s than ever before are set to experience Canada over the next 12 months, with Air Canada set to become the only carrier to offer year-round, non-stop flights between Brisbane and Vancouver from June 2016.
The new service, operated by the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, will be timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive North American network, which includes more than 60 cities in Canada and 52 destinations in the US.