Jun 21. Air Canada is to begin Vancouver to Bangkok, linking North America and Thailand with the only non-stop service – a significant development. Starting this winter, it will be Air Canada’s seventh Asian destination from its Pacific hub in British Columbia.
According to AeroRoutes, the last time a Canadian carrier served Bangkok was 22 years ago. Canadian Airlines operated Vancouver-Hong Kong-Bangkok until 2000, when Air Canada acquired the airline.
Air Canada’s new Bangkok link marks the only non-stop Bangkok-North America service in over a decade. Thai Airways served Bangkok-JFK and Los Angeles, each non-stop. JFK ended in 2008 and Los Angeles in April 2012. It used gas-guzzling A340-500s on the 8,677 miles (13,963km) to JFK and 8,269 miles (13,308km) to Los Angeles. The type was designed for such missions.
Source: Simple Flying