On August 1st, Air Canada will start to bring back regularly scheduled flights from North America to India, following nearly five months of service closure.
Back in February 2019, Air Canada was one of several airlines that halted service to the subcontinent after Pakistan closed off its airspace to civilian flights following growing military tensions with neighbouring India.
Now that these tensions have continued to ease up, regularly scheduled Air Canada flights between Vancouver and Delhi are expected to resume on August 1st.
Meanwhile, non-stop Toronto–Delhi flights will start again on Oct. 1, 2019 (eastbound) and Oct. 3, 2019 (westbound).
Air Canada’s seasonal Toronto–Mumbai flights will also operate four times per week from Oct. 27, 2019 until March 28, 2020.
“We are very pleased to resume our daily, non-stop Toronto–Delhi flights in time for Diwali celebrations, and with additional capacity going forward to meet expected demand,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.
“With our Delhi flights returning to normal together with our seasonal return to Mumbai for fall firmly demonstrating our long term commitment to this vibrant market, we look forward to operating our full schedule to India.”
Air Canada will be operating up to 18 flights per week connecting several cities in North America and India.
For those hoping to visit India, it is worth noting that many of the travel advisories issued by the Canadian government back in February remain in place today.
Most importantly, travellers are advised to exercise a high degree of caution while heading to the subcontinent “due to a continuing threat of terrorist attacks throughout the country at all times.”