Air Canada has announced that it will launch seasonal, three-times weekly, nonstop service between Vancouver and Delhi.
The new service will begin October 20, 2016 and operate till April 8. The route will be the first to connect Canada’s premier west coast city and India.
“The cultural ties between India and British Columbia reach back 100 years, and with increasing trade and investment links, those ties are growing stronger every year,” said Premier Christy Clark. “Air Canada’s new Vancouver-Delhi route reflects the increasing importance of our relationship with India.”
Air Canada will operate its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the new route, which is configure in a three-class configuration with 30 seats in Business class, 21 in Premium Economy, and 247 in Economy.
“The operating economics of the Dreamliner together with the efforts of the Vancouver Airport Authority who have maintained airport operating costs at levels among the lowest in Canada, have enabled us to grow our Vancouver hub. Together with our extensive western Canada domestic and western US trans-border network combined with the seamless connection experience through YVR’s US in-transit pre-clearance facilities, position YVR to be the preferred gateway hub for trans-Pacific travel to and from North America.”
This new flight will offer the fastest elapsed time flying to Delhi from multiple west coast cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more.
|Flight #||Departure||Arrival||Days of Operation|
|AC72||Vancouver 21:40||Delhi 01:20 (+2)||Tu., Th., Sa.|
|AC73||Delhi 06:30||Vancouver 06:55||Mo., Th., Sa.|
The schedule is optimized to allow customers to connect to flights on Air Canada’s Star Alliance partner Air India from Delhi and to other destination from Vancouver.
Air Canada launched their Toronto to Delhi route last fall and since has had a very positive response, the airline says. To celebrate the launch of this new route, Air Canada is offering fares of $999 round trip.
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