An Air Canada jet is heading to Bangkok from Vancouver, the flag carrier announced on Friday (Dec. 2), marking what would be a commercial aviation landmark. When it touches down in the Thai capital on Saturday morning, the flight will have been the first to go non-stop from North America to the south-east Asian nation. “These flights will allow more travellers to get to their destinations, and will promote growth and prosperity for both Canadian and Thailand’s travel industries,” said Canadian transport minister Omar Alghabra. Tamara Vrooman, president and chief executive of Vancouver Airport Authority, said the connection would “provide

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