Air Canada has resumed service between Canada and India with direct flights to and from Delhi, India. The carrier’s first flights from Delhi to Toronto and Vancouver will resume arriving today.
On Monday (September 27, 2021) Air Canada announced the resumption of nonstop service between Canada and India following the lifting of the Government of Canada’s travel restrictions to and from India. The first flights from Delhi to Toronto and Vancouver will resume arriving today. Air Canada has served India since 2015 with flights from Toronto and Vancouver to Delhi and flights between Toronto and Mumbai. The carrier is also planning to launch new direct service from Montreal and Delhi and to resume flights to Mumbai as market conditions improve.
In Monday’s announcement, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Gallardo, 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.”
International travelers are advised to visit Air Canada’s Travel Ready Hub or IATA’s Timatic website for the latest entry destination requirements. With Air Canada’s new refund policy, customers have the option of receiving a full refund in the original form of payment, an Air Canada Travel Voucher, or the equivalent value in Aeroplan points with a 65 percent bonus, if the airline cancels or reschedules a flight by over three hours.
Air Canada's International flights are operated with widebody aircraft featuring Air Canada Signature Class with lie-flat seating, Premium Economy and Economy Class options. Additionally, inflight entertainment is offered at every seat and Wi-Fi is available for purchase. Guests will also receive individual care kits with antiseptic wipes, face covering and hand sanitizer. Air Canada’s onboard services have resumed and international flights on departure from Canada will gradually feature new meals inspired by a panel of celebrated Canadian chefs.
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. For the last two years Air Canada was also named Global Traveler’s ‘Best Airline in North America.’ Additionally, Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.
Source: Air Canada