Air Canada Plans Major Winter Expansion of Indian Network

Frontal view of an Air Canada Boeing 777 at night.
Photo Credit: CNW Group/Air Canada

Air Canada is soaring into the busy travel season with a significant expansion of its services to India.

This strategic move is set to start in late October 2024 for the winter season. It caters to the growing demand for travel between Canada and India.

With a 40% increase in seat capacity, Air Canada solidifies its position in the Indian market. The Canadian flag carrier is the leading airline offering the most travel options for this route.

India Service Expansion

First Direct Service for Toronto

Toronto residents can now enjoy the first-ever non-stop service from Canada to Mumbai, India’s bustling financial capital. This eliminates layovers and creates a more comfortable and time-saving travel experience.

Enhanced Connectivity for Western Canada

Passengers traveling from Calgary or Vancouver can now connect seamlessly to Delhi. This is supported by the introduction of new daily seasonal flights via London Heathrow.

This provides a convenient and efficient option for those in Western Canada who wish to visit India.

Increased Frequency from Montreal

Montrealers seeking travel options to India are in luck. Air Canada has increased the frequency of flights from Montreal to Delhi. It will now offer daily service for a more flexible travel experience.

Unmatched Network

Air Canada’s commitment to India is evident with the impressive number of flights offered. This winter season, the airline will operate a total of 25 weekly flights, representing a significant increase of 7,400 seats.

This extensive network ensures unmatched connectivity between major Canadian cities and key destinations in India.

Booking your dream vacation to India is now easier than ever. Seats for these new flights are available for purchase on Air Canada’s website, mobile app, or through trusted travel agents.

Importance of Indian Market

Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President – Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada, highlighted the importance of the Indian air travel market.

“India is a vital market for Air Canada, reflecting the longstanding and growing family and trade ties between our two countries.”

“We are thrilled to expand our network to Mumbai and Delhi. It builds additional scale at our hubs in time for Diwali festivities this fall.”

Galardo emphasized Air Canada’s commitment to providing a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

“With new non-stop flights from Toronto to Mumbai, and the addition of new flights to Delhi from Western Canada via London Heathrow.”

“Together with the unparalleled connectivity from our robust North American network. We are solidifying Air Canada as the leading airline offering the most travel options between Canada and India. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard.”

Flight Details

The expansion offers more than just increased frequency. Air Canada is committed to providing a comfortable and relaxing travel experience with modern aircraft and a variety of cabin classes.


Experience the convenience of a non-stop flight on a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Choose from Air Canada Signature Class for a luxurious travel experience. Alternative, select Premium Economy for additional comfort, or Economy Class for a value-driven option.

The flight schedule facilitates seamless connections from across North America to Air Canada’s main global hub, making it easier than ever to plan your trip.

Calgary-London Heathrow-Delhi:

Traveling from Western Canada? Air Canada offers convenient connections with daily seasonal flights from Calgary to Delhi via London Heathrow.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft offers Signature Class, Premium Economy, and Economy service, ensuring a comfortable journey for all passengers.

Air Canada has optimized the Calgary-London Heathrow-Delhi flight schedule to ensure a smooth connection with daily Vancouver-London Heathrow flights.

This eliminates any unnecessary waiting time for passengers travelling from Western Canada to Delhi.

Passenger service aboard an Air Canada flight.
Photo Credit: CNW Group/Air Canada


This significant expansion positions Air Canada as the preferred choice for travelers between Canada and India.

The increased flight options, convenient connections, and modern aircraft ensure a seamless and enjoyable travel experience.

So, whether it’s visiting family in Delhi, exploring the vibrant streets of Mumbai, or embarking on a spiritual journey, Air Canada is the key to unlocking the magic of India.

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