ZIPAIR to begin Narita-Vancouver flights – Business Traveler

Japanese low-cost airline ZIPAIR will add services between Tokyo Narita and Vancouver starting in March.

The Japan Airlines subsidiary will deploy one of its 290-seat Boeing 787-8s on the new route, including lie-flat seats in business class.

The service will begin on March 13, initially three times a week.

Tokyo was Vancouver’s third-largest Asia-Pacific point-to-point market in 2023, behind Delhi and Hong Kong, according to OAG data.

Vancouver will become ZIPAIR’s fourth route across the Pacific, following Los Angeles, San José Mineta and San Francisco.

The Narita-Vancouver service will depart Narita every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 16:00 and arrive in British Columbia at 08:30 on the same day.

Return flights will depart Vancouver at 10:30 a.m. to arrive at Narita at 1 p.m. the next day.

The airline will compete against its full-service parent Japan Airlines at Narita-Vancouver, as well as Air Canada. Another major Japanese airline, All Nippon Airways, also flies to Vancouver from Tokyo Haneda, as does Air Canada.

One-way flat fares from Narita to Vancouver start at US$714, ZIPAIR says.

For an additional $127, passengers can purchase the airline’s premium add-on package, which includes 30kg of checked baggage, an additional 8kg of carry-on luggage, seat selection, an in-flight meal and an amenity kit.

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