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Air Canada announces highly-anticipated Montreal-Delhi flights, to increase Toronto frequency

Air Canada is expanding its India services. This includes the launch of highly anticipated Montreal-Delhi flights to cater to the growing Indian community in Montreal and increase in frequency of Toronto-Delhi flights. The announcement comes after the airline recently resumed flights to India following Canadian government’s decision to lift flight ban on India.

Montreal-Delhi service

Starting 31st October 2021, just in time for the Diwali celebrations, Air Canada will operate 3-weekly flights between Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. The flight schedule is:

  • Montréal-Delhi
  • Departure time: 20:10
  • Arrival time: 19:00 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: AC50
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
  • Delhi-Montréal
  • Departure time: 12:55
  • Arrival time: 06:00
  • Flight time: 14 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: AC51
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Note: This flight starts from 2nd November 2021

Toronto-Delhi frequency increase

Presently, Air Canada offers a daily flight between Delhi and Toronto. To meet to the rising demand, the airline is adding a additional 3-weekly service between the two cities from 15th October 2021, meaning that the flag carrier of Canada will have 10-weekly flights between Toronto and Delhi.

The timings of the daily flight that is presently operating on Toronto-Delhi-Toronto route are:

  • 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: 12:05
  • Arrival time: 05:15
  • Flight time: 14 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: AC43
  • Frequency: Daily

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The new 3-weekly service between the Indian capital and Toronto will run with the following schedule:

  • Toronto-Delhi
  • Departure time: 09:00
  • Arrival time: 08:25 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: AC48
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (from 2nd November 2021, the flight will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
  • Delhi-Toronto
  • Departure time: 11:00
  • Arrival time: 16:10
  • Flight time: 14 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: AC49
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (from 3rd November 2021, the flight will run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays)

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

The Canada-India market is an important and strategic one for Air Canada. These additional flights and new route demonstrate Air Canada’s anticipation about the promise and growth of the Indian subcontinent– and we also look forward to further strengthening the cultural and business ties between our two countries. Today’s announcement also confirms Air Canada’s commitment to growing its main hubs of Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, with convenient non-stop service to India from each hub. Air Canada is the only carrier offering a direct service to Delhi out of Montreal, allowing for easy connections through our extensive network. We continue to focus on the growing visiting friends and relatives market and this capacity expansion is a response to increasing demand.

Air Canada will now offer daily flights from Delhi to Vancouver, 10-weekly flights from Delhi to Toronto and 3-weekly flights from Delhi to Montréal. The airline states that it will resume its Toronto-Mumbai service “when conditions permit”.

All of the India flights will be operated by Air Canada’s Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners featuring 30 lie-flat Signature Class (Air Canada’s version of Business Class) seats, 21 Premium Economy Class seats and 247 standard Economy Class seats.

Meanwhile, Air Canada recently announced nonstop flights between Toronto Island and Ottawa.

Featured image by Air Canada

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