Air Canada expands flights to India: New flights from Montreal to Delhi coming up October 2021

After arguably one of the more stringent border closures which Canada had implemented, as the country has allowed for easier access with open borders and Air Canada is back in the game, connecting more destinations between Canada and India, arguably filling up for the gap that has been created now because India insists on Air Bubble lanes, with no date in sight for return of the sixth freedom flights between India and Canada.

Air Canada announces a new, year-round flight between Montreal and Delhi.

Air Canada is already connecting with Delhi from Toronto and Vancouver at the moment. However, there is a new flight now launching between Montreal and Delhi. The latest flight will be launched on October 31, 2021. It will be operated with Air Canada’s Boeing 787-9, which features 298-seats with a three-class configuration: Air Canada’s Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Air Canada's Signature Class on the Boeing 787-9

The flight will operate with the following schedule.

Air Canada to add more flights between Toronto and Delhi

Air Canad is also adding more flights between Toronto and Delhi, moving the frequency between the city pair to ten flights per week beginning October 15, 2021. The new flights will be a morning departure from Toronto Pearson airport to Delhi

  • AC48, departing Toronto Pearson (YYZ) at 09:00 am and arriving in Delhi (DEL) at 08:25 am (+1) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • AC49 depart Delhi (DEL) at 11:00 am and arrive at Toronto Pearson (YYZ) at 04:10 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

On this occasion, Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada, said,

The CanadaIndia market is an important and strategic one for Air Canada. These additional flights and new route demonstrate Air Canada’s anticipation about the promise and growth of the Indian subcontinent– and we also look forward to further strengthening the cultural and business ties between our two countries

Today’s announcement also confirms Air Canada’s commitment to growing its main hubs of TorontoVancouver, and Montreal, with convenient non-stop service to India from each hub. Air Canada is the only carrier offering a direct service to Delhi out of Montreal, allowing for easy connections through our extensive network. We continue to focus on the growing visiting friends and relatives market and this capacity expansion is a response to increasing demand.

Air Canada has also confirmed that it will resume services to Mumbai when conditions permit.


Air Canada is launching a new non-stop connection between Montreal and Delhi Airport, which will operate non-stop flight all seven days of the week with the Air Canada Boeing 787-9 fleet. The airline is also adding a second flight, operated three days a week, between Toronto Pearson and Delhi Airport. Mumbai operations will resume later.

What do you make of this expansion of Air Canada into India?

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