Air Canada is set to launch non-stop service between Vancouver and Santa Ana in Orange County, California starting June 15, subject to final airport authority approvals. Special introductory fares from Vancouver to Orange County will start as low as $140 one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for travel between June 15 and September 30, 2020.

Air Canada is a leading carrier between Canada and California, offering up to 43 daily flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal to seven destinations in California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Palm Springs and, beginning June 15, Orange County.

"In addition to offering direct flights to the tourism, sports and entertainment attractions that Orange County is known for, our new flights will also conveniently link the increasing start-up, tech and innovator businesses that both Vancouver and southern California are home to.  Air Canada's Orange County flights will also offer a wide array of connections across Canada and to Australia and India via our YVR hub,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances at Air Canada.

"California is an increasingly important market for Greater Vancouver businesses. Greater connectivity will provide the foundation for a deeper economic, social and cultural partnership to the benefit of both of our regions," added Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

The Air Canada Airbus A319 aircraft contains two cabins: Business Class with 14 seats and Economy Class with 106 seats -- all featuring personal in-flight entertainment and wi-fi. All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, access to priority services, Maple Leaf Lounges and other benefits.

AC 576 departs Vancouver (YVR) at 9:00 a.m. and arrives at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana at 11:59 each day starting in mid June. AC 577 leaves SNA at 12:40 p.m. and arrives at YVR at 3:27 p.m.