Air Canada announced it will resume its daily, non-stop Toronto-Delhi flights on 1 October (eastbound) and 3 October (westbound).
“We now resume our daily, non-stop Toronto-Delhi flights in time for Diwali celebrations and with additional capacity going forward to meet expected demand. Our Delhi flights returning to normal, together with our seasonal return to Mumbai for fall, firmly demonstrates our long-term commitment to this vibrant market,” said Mark Galardo, vice president of network planning at Air Canada.
“The resumption of Air Canada’s direct flights is a most welcome development,” said Kasi Rao, president and CEO of the Canada-India Business Council. “At a time of increasing commercial activity between Canada and India, the direct flights represent an important element in connecting the business communities in both countries as well as the growing number of tourists, students and cargo traffic,” he added.
The Toronto-Delhi flights will be operated initially with Boeing 787 Dreamliners and beginning 27 October, additional capacity will be added to this route with 400-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The airline’s seasonal Toronto-Mumbai flights will operate four times weekly from 27 October until 28 March next year with Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.