Canadian flag carrier, Air Canada begun it’s new non-stop service from Toronto to Delhi today. The new route is the only non-stop between Canada and the Indian subcontinent and will be operated by the airline’s new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The inaugural flight was operated by G-FNOG which the airline’s newest Dreamliner.
The service will begin with four times a week, before becoming a daily in 2016. Air Canada has configured it’s 787’s in a three class configuration with a business, premium economy and economy class.
The airline should be able to provide it’s passengers connections to most cities in India by leveraging the domestic network from the hub of it’s fellow star alliance member Air India.
Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada
“Air Canada is offering customers the convenience of the only non-stop flight between Canada and India and we are doing so using our newest Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which are revolutionizing long-haul air travel in terms of passenger comfort. This new service will appeal to travelers both doing business in Delhi, the capital region of India and the fourth most populous urban area in the world, and to those who are visiting friends and relatives or exploring India. The new service also allows convenient onward connections within India and throughout Southeast Asia on our Star Alliance partner, Air India, and other interline partners, This route is an important addition to our ongoing international expansion. India is the largest market that until today was not served by Air Canada so the start of service to Delhi strategically enhances our international network, anchored at our Toronto-Pearson global hub.”
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Gary Comerford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada-India Business Council
“The Canada-India Business Council is very pleased to see the introduction of a non-stop air service between Toronto and Delhi. It is our expectation that the Canada-India corridor, over the next few years, will become increasingly more important to Canadian businesses wanting to capitalize on the opportunities emerging in India. Air Canada’s ability to provide non-stop service will be welcomed warmly by the business community,”