01-30-2018 11:24 am-PAX News
Air Canada has a number of updates in store for Western Canada this summer, including the commencement of year-round non-stop Vancouver-Delhi flights on June 8 and the launch of several domestic flights on July 2.
The Delhi flight, operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, initially launched in October 2016 as a seasonal service; year-round flights on the route are currently available for purchase.
According to Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines, response to the flight has “extremely positive,” adding “our non-stop Vancouver to Delhi flights together with our non-stop Toronto to Delhi and Mumbai flights represent three year-round routes to India launched within the last two and a half years. Air Canada is committing close to $1.5 billion worth of aircraft between Canada and India, underscoring our commitment to this vibrant market and to our continuing strategic, global expansion.”In addition to the extension of the Delhi service, Air Canada will also launch several new domestic regional non-stop flights in Western Canada this summer, including Edmonton to Kelowna and Victoria as well as Calgary to Comox.
The new domestic flights, operating with Bombardier Q400s, commence July 2 and are available for purchase; while Edmonton-Kelowna will operate year-round, the other three flights will be offered seasonally.
“We are pleased to offer new non-stop flights onboard our Bombardier Q400s between popular BC and Alberta cities as we continue to strategically expand our already extensive domestic network,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “With the continued growth at several communities on Vancouver Island and in the BC Okanagan, we see the opportunity to add new non-stop services and provide additional convenient travel options.”