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Air Canada announces resumption of flights to India

Air Canada has announced the resumption of flights to Delhi, India, following the lifting of the Government of Canada restrictions on non-stop flights from India.

Air Canada is once again flying from Toronto Pearson International Airport and Vancouver International Airport to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The schedule of Toronto-Delhi-Toronto flights is:

  • Toronto-Delhi
  • Departure time: 20:55
  • Arrival time: 20:20 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: AC42
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Delhi-Toronto
  • Departure time: 00:05
  • Arrival time: 05:15
  • Flight time: 14 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: AC43
  • Frequency: Daily

The schedule of Vancouver-Delhi-Vancouver flights is:

  • Vancouver-Delhi
  • Departure time: 00:10
  • Arrival time: 02:55 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 14 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: AC44
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Delhi-Vancouver
  • Departure time: 05:00
  • Arrival time: 06:55
  • Flight time: 14 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: AC45
  • Frequency: Daily

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These flights will be operated by Air Canada’s Boeing B787 Dreamliners featuring lie-flat Business Class seats, Premium Economy seats and standard Economy Class seats.

Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada, said:

People are eager to reunite with family and friends and we are very pleased to resume service immediately from India to our Toronto and Vancouver hubs following the lifting of restrictions by the Government of Canada. We continue to be focused on the growing visiting friends and relatives market, and together with the long-standing cultural and business ties between Canada and India which are expected to grow over the coming years, Air Canada remains strongly committed to this important Asia-Pacific market.

Air Canada first began serving India in 2015, with nonstop flights to Toronto from Delhi. The flag carrier of Canada operates flights from Toronto and Vancouver to Delhi and from Toronto to Mumbai. The airline states that it is planning to launch new non-stop flights from Montreal to Delhi and resume service to Mumbai as ‘market conditions allow’.

Meanwhile, Air Canada recently announced resumption of 17 international routes and also inaugurated a new route between Montreal and Cairo. The airline has also launched a simplified solution to upload COVID-19 related travel documents. Air Canada has announced that it will have up to 220 daily flights between Canada and the United States as Canada is reopening to fully vaccinated Americans in August. The airline has also announced two new routes to Florida and increased flights to Mexico and the Dominican Republic from Quebec City and has introduced mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and new hires. Air Canada has also resumed flying from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with 5 daily flights to Montreal. Air Canada Rouge has also resumed flying.

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