VANCOUVER — Air India is ramping up service between Delhi and Vancouver starting Aug. 31, 2022.
Frequencies between the two cities will increase from 3x weekly to daily in response to growing traffic between India and Canada. The uptick in service is made possible by the return to service of Air India’s widebody Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, featuring a three-class configuration of first, business and economy.
Boeing has been working closely with Air India following its acquisition by Tata Group to restore aircraft that had been grounded for prolonged periods due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other reasons. The progressive restoration of these aircraft has already allowed Air India to increase schedule resilience and will allow further frequency and network increases over the coming months.
“This increase in our frequency between Delhi and Vancouver is very welcome for many reasons,” said Campbell Wilson, MD and CEO, Air India. “It is another sign of recovery from the pandemic and caters to strong customer demand. More importantly, it marks the first step in restoring Air India’s fleet and international network.”
Air India’s widebody fleet currently stands at 43 aircraft, of which 33 are operational. This is a significant improvement from 28 aircraft that the airline was operating until recently. The remaining aircraft will be returned to service by early 2023.