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Air Canada to resume flights to Mumbai from Toronto

Air Canada has announced that it will resume flights to Mumbai from Toronto for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic began. However, this time, the airline won’t be operating this route as a nonstop one. The flag carrier of Canada will operate this route via London Heathrow, due to the closure of Russian airspace for certain airlines including Air Canada.

Starting 29th October 2022 and running through 24th March 2022, Air Canada will operate a daily flight between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport via London Heathrow Airport with the following schedule:

  • Toronto-London
  • Departure time: 21:30
  • Arrival time: 08:30 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours
  • Flight number: AC856
  • Frequency: Daily
  • London-Mumbai
  • Departure time: 11:10 (the next day)
  • Arrival time: 01:25 (+2 days)
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: AC856
  • Frequency: Daily

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  • Mumbai-London
  • Departure time: 04:45
  • Arrival time: 09:20
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: AC855
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Note: This flight starts on 31st October 2022
  • London-Toronto
  • Departure time: 12:00
  • Arrival time: 15:55
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: AC855
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Note: This flight starts on 31st October 2022

Related: Singapore Airlines increases flights to Mumbai

These flights will be operated by Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner featuring 30 lie-flat Signature Class seats (Business Class seats), 21 Premium Economy seats and 247 standard Economy Class seats. Seats are available for sale now at aircanada.com, aircanada.com/Aeroplan, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada’s Contact Centres, and travel agents.

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

We are excited to return to Mumbai, India’s largest city and an important financial, commercial, and entertainment hub, complementing our 13 weekly flights from Canada to Delhi. Our Mumbai services are scheduled to operate with a stop in London Heathrow, offering connectivity to more than a dozen Air Canada and Star Alliance partner United Airlines flights between North America and London, as well as additional options for travel between the UK and India. The India market remains very important to Air Canada, and we are committed to resuming our currently paused non-stop services on Toronto-Mumbai and Vancouver-Delhi when circumstances allow.

Air Canada continues to operate daily nonstop flights between Delhi and Toronto and 3-weekly flights between Delhi and Montreal. And also, starting 1st October 2022, the airline will once again operate 3-weekly flights between Delhi and Vancouver. The flight from Vancouver to Delhi will include a technical refuelling stop in Dublin while the return leg will be nonstop. The airline had to suspend flights between Vancouver and Delhi due to the closure of Russian airspace. This means that once the Vancouver-Delhi flights resume, Air Canada will be operating 20-flights-a-week to India.

Meanwhile, Air Canada recently announced that it will resume nonstop flights between Toronto and Manchester.

Featured image by Air Canada

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