Looking for a cheap India flight? You have come to the right place to get all the information you need to determine the best way to travel to India this fall and winter! Here at Bains Travel, we understand that travel to India is not as easy as it was pre-pandemic. However, with our agents understanding of the rules and regulations, Bains Travel will get you safely to India and back to Canada.
This week there has been a big jump in bookings on Air Canada. They have finally dropped fares to bring them more in line with what customers can manage to pay, and to give more competition to Air India. Between the two carriers, they have close to 100% of the bookings this week. While the fares on Air Canada are still relatively high, the vast major prefer the convenience of booking the direct flight from Canada to India. With the COVID rules still in place for Canada, we expect Air Canada, and Air India to carry almost all of the traffic between our two counties this year and next.
In other news for travel to India, the country is finally relaxing their entry rules for tourists. India is granting visas for the first time since March of 2020. The new rules go into effect on October 15th for chartered flights, with commercial ones being added in mid-November. While these rule changes will not have an impact on Indian citizens and OCI cardholders, it will make a difference to others and it shows that extreme rules around COVID are finally being reduced.
This means that if you are a Canadian passport holder and you are looking to do an India tour, you will finally be allowed this fall. For those who have been thinking about a trip for the past 18 months, it would be a great time to book as we don’t expect large crowds this year!
For those of you ready to book your cheap India flight now is the time to book! While Air India prices on the direct flight from Toronto to New Delhi have gone up the fare, the Air Canada direct flight from Toronto to Delhi has gone down. In addition, Air Canada has loaded a new flight from Montreal to Delhi, this additional capacity will further reduce prices as customers can choose to route through Montreal if the fare is lower.
While it may take longer to go through another city, the savings could more than makeup for any lost time depending on the length of your trip. If you are looking to book a last-minute trip on the Air Canada direct flight from Toronto, fares are available from $1,875. However, if you want to return in the New Year, flights are available from $1,545 as they have added an additional Toronto to Delhi direct flight.
From Vancouver, the vast majority of bookings are once again being made on the Air Canada direct flight, with some opting to fly via Montreal to save some money. If you are travelling in the next few weeks to India with a return early in December, flights can be found for as low as $1,745. If you are planning to stay a few months longer you can get a direct flight for only $1,535. While cheap India flights from Vancouver are available on other carriers, most are staying with direct flights due to the complexity of the COVID rules.
Since prices are higher than normal on direct flights, we have seen a large increase in the number of people looking to purchase flights in premium economy and business class. While the economy fares may be higher than normal the upgraded cabins are available at relatively low prices.
Overall, we have seen a massive increase in the number of India bookings and if you want to get a cheap flight to India this year now is the time to book! The airlines are in the business of making money, and if the number of bookings continues at this rate prices will increase fast. While the option to wait to purchase a ticket could work in your favour if you want to buy a ticket on one of the direct flights to India you need to book soon to get a cheap India flight!
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