Air Canada to boost Delhi nonstop flights to daily service in 2016
Safdarjung's Tomb in New Delhi, India.

Air Canada to boost Delhi nonstop flights to daily service in 2016

MONTREAL — Air Canada plans to increase its new Toronto to Delhi nonstop service from four times weekly to daily service beginning Oct. 30, 2016.

Air Canada’s new nonstop service between Toronto and Delhi, set to be launched Nov. 1, 2015 with four weekly flights, is the airline’s first route to be dedicated for Boeing 787-9 series aircraft. Air Canada will receive a total of 29 new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft by 2019, in addition to eight 787-8 aircraft already in operation, as part of the carrier’s fleet renewal and international expansion from its global hub at Toronto Pearson airport.

“Customer response to our announcement of nonstop Dreamliner service between Toronto and Delhi has been very positive,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada. “Air Canada’s strategy to grow our Toronto Pearson hub and international presence will continue to gain momentum as we continue to take delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliners which are revolutionizing long-haul air travel. The operating economics of these new aircraft make this service feasible and it will be the first route dedicated to the larger, 787-9 version of this aircraft which will begin entering our fleet later this summer.”

The four-times-weekly flights beginning Nov. 1, 2015 will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Flights are timed for convenient connections both within Air Canada’s extensive North American network and in India on Air India or other interline partners to such cities as Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and to other destinations throughout Southeast Asia.

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