Air Canada has unveiled plans to expand its operations in India with the launch of a new direct service connecting Toronto with Mumbai.
Commencing on 1 July 2017, the national carrier will operate three weekly flights on the route using its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart Toronto’s Pearson International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2135 and arrive in Mumbai at 2130 the next day. The return services will then leave Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2355, arriving back into Toronto at 0535 the following morning.
“Air Canada is pleased to offer customers this new, non-stop route between Toronto and Mumbai. This is Air Canada’s third route to India after Toronto-Delhi service that began last fall and our new seasonal Vancouver-Delhi service commencing next month. This will be the only non-stop service between Canada and Mumbai and with it Air Canada now offers the best coverage of any carrier operating in the Canada-India market,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines.
Air Canada will serve the route using its newest aircraft, the B787-9, which offers 30 flat-bed seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy and 247 in economy.
This will mean that Air Canada offers three Dreamliner routes between Canada and India, including its year-round daily Toronto-Delhi service and the seasonal Vancouver-Delhi flights, which are due to launch on 20 October 2016.