Air Canada to offer daily Victoria-Toronto flights on Boeing 767
An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767 aircraft is shown in this undated file photo.
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:44PM PST
Air Canada will make it a little easier to get from Vancouver Island to Canada’s largest city starting this summer.
The airline has announced it will offer daily service between YYJ and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport using a Boeing 767 wide-body jet.
At five storeys tall and with a capacity of 280 passengers, the 767, under the Rouge banner, will become the largest regularly scheduled airplane to operate out of Victoria International Airport.
Air Canada said the decision to put the larger plane on the route was in response to high tourist traffic to and from the island during summer months.
It said it will review the route in the fall to decide whether to keep the 767 in place.
Air Canada already operates daily direct service to Toronto using its smaller Airbus aircraft.
It will continue to offer one Airbus flight daily in addition to the 767 flight every day starting June 24.