MONTREAL — Air Canada is temporarily suspending its daily Delhi-Toronto service from June 14 to Aug. 1 due to continued closure of Pakistani airspace.
Peter Fitzpatrick, Manager Corporate Communications at Air Canada, confirmed the suspension to Travelweek, adding that Air Canada will continue to monitor the situation.
Only three airlines, including Air Canada, offer direct flights between Delhi and North America’s east coast, reports Times of India. United’s Delhi-Newark flight remains suspended since early April and is expected, as of now, to resume on July 2. Air India, meanwhile, will be the only airline to continue summer service, from Delhi-New York.
Air Canada partially suspended service to India back in February as tensions mounted between India and Pakistan. A flight en route to Delhi on Feb. 26 was forced to turn back to Toronto, while a second flight from Vancouver as well as Feb. 27 flights on the same two routes were also cancelled.
Air Canada operates daily service from Toronto and Vancouver to Delhi and four times weekly between Toronto and Mumbai.
The closure of Pakistani airspace disrupted flights around the globe, including hundreds of international flights a day.