AUSTIN, Texas — Air Canada announced Tuesday that it will be launching a nonstop flight service between Vancouver, British Columbia and Austin, Texas.

The service will begin June 1, with service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, according to Austin airport (AUS) officials. The flight will be serviced by a Boeing 737 Max aircraft with 169 seats, including 16 business class seats.

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"After welcoming back Air Canada last fall, we’re thrilled to see their investment in our community with a new destination that leisure and business travelers will love," said Jaqueline Yaft, chief executive officer of AUS. "AUS is dedicated to bringing our community closer to the people and cities outside of Austin, and adding new international destinations such as Vancouver is a large part of our commitment to Austinites and Central Texas travelers."

"With overall travel demand accelerating, our new flights linking Austin and Vancouver will be of interest to Texans looking to explore beautiful British Columbia, as well as Canadians eager to discover Austin’s renowned music scene, leisure and cultural activities," said Mark Galardo, senior vice president of Network Planning & Revenue Management at Air Canada. "With Austin’s growing corporate market, Air Canada’s flights are scheduled to connect easily to a myriad of flights across Canada at our Vancouver hub. We look forward to welcoming you onboard."

This new flight announcement comes after numerous other additions to the routes in and out of Austin recently. Last week, American Airlines announced new seasonal service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Santa Ana, California, and Bozeman, Montana. American Airlines said it will also relaunch seasonal service from Austin to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. In January, Lufthansa announced it will resume flights between Austin and Frankfurt this spring. 

Tickets for the Vancouver flight can be bought at AirCanada.com and through the Air Canada App.

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