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Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Service to Bangkok and Mumbai for Winter 2022/23
Updated: Jun 26, 2022
Air Canada has today announced an expansion of their winter 2022/23 network with new seasonal service to Bangkok and Mumbai. Daily Toronto-Mumbai service via London will start on October 29th, while four weekly Vancouver-Bangkok flights will start on December 1st.
On Monday (June 20, 2022), Air Canada announced the launch of new 2022/23 winter seasonal service to Bangkok, Thailand and Mumbai, India. Service to Bangkok will be the carrier’s first nonstop flight to Southeast Asia, and the only direct service from North America, with flights operating four times weekly from Vancouver starting December 1st, 2022. Daily service between Toronto and Mumbai via London Heathrow will commence on October 29, 2022. Both routes will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring Signature Class with lie-flat seats, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins. Additionally, Air Canada is restoring other key routes to India, Australia, New Zealand and Peru.
In today’s announcment, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Galardo, said,
“We are extremely pleased to be launching our first non-stop service to South-East Asia this winter, the only one between North America and Thailand. Thailand is a popular leisure destination for Canadians and this new service will give Aeroplan members exciting opportunities to both earn and redeem their points. For further convenience, our Bangkok flights will connect to our extensive domestic and trans-border network giving customers added seamlessness and choice when travelling.
“We are also 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.
“We continue to pursue our strategy of expanding our global network in response to pent-up demand, and expect to operate approximately 81 per cent of our 2019 international capacity this winter. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard.”
Air Canada will also bolster their winter 2022/23 schedule to the South Pacific with the return of seasonal service from Vancouver to Auckland, New Zealand, as well as additional frequencies to Sydney and Brisbane. The carrier will also resume winter seasonal service from Montreal and Toronto from Lima, Peru.
Air Canada's New, Resumed and Expanded Winter 2022/23 Services - Courtesy Air Canada
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. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service to 51 airports in Canada, 51 in the U.S. and 86 internationally. Through the carrier’s Aeroplan loyalty program, customers can earn and redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines. Air Canada Cargo offers air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents with a dedicated fleet of 767-300 Freighters and passenger aircraft belly hold capacity. Additionally, the airline has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.
Source: Air Canada/CNW Telbec