Summer Cancellation of Air Canada’s Vancouver to Delhi Flight
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Unfortunately, for travellers looking to fly from Vancouver to India this summer on the Air Canada direct flight to Delhi, the news has not been great. Air Canada has decided to cancel the flight from early June until early September due to the operating conditions. The aircraft loses efficiency during warmer weather, and along with the fact that Russian airspace is closed, it has stopped the viability of this route during the summer.
Air Canada is continuing to fly the route for the next couple of months and Air India is still operating their direct flight from Vancouver to Delhi. Air Canada will still be using their direct service from both Toronto and Montreal to Delhi which means that Canada’s national carrier will continue to have direct service to India, just not from Vancouver.
In more positive news the Polish airline LOT has decided to return to India with more flights this summer. While LOT does not have a huge presence in Canada they do fly to Toronto’s international airport and do offer connections from many domestic cities in Canada including Vancouver. This additional capacity to India will create a new avenue to secure a cheap flight to India!
LOT is the national carrier of Poland with its hub being in Warsaw. As they do not have the brand awareness of some of the larger carriers, they will be competing by charging lower ticket prices on the Toronto to Delhi route. We have already seen a few bookings and we expect this option to be very popular as they will be one of the carriers able to provide cheap India flights.
For customers looking to buy a cheap flight from Toronto to India fares on the ever-popular direct flight on Air Canada are still extremely high. Due to the newest cancellation of the Vancouver to Delhi service this summer, many of those passengers have been re-accommodated on the Delhi – Toronto flight, which means fewer seats available for paying customers.
Right now, to travel in May and return in August the cost for an economy ticket is $2,620, which is a big jump from last week. With fares on the direct service so high most new bookings are now being pushed to other carriers. Those looking to save the best options on those same dates would be to use American Airlines direct flight via New York for only $1,500.
Those customers looking to buy a cheap flight from Vancouver to Delhi in the next few weeks are looking to avoid the Air Canada direct flight, as their service will be stopping during the summer and the price is already extremely high. Right now, the best option in the market is the Air India direct flight, even though the flight is operating as a direct service without stopping anywhere, it is still the cheapest in the market at $2,000.
We are also seeing many questions and bookings for peak season fall travel with customers ready to book early. Fares are already starting to rise this September as the demand for seats is outstripping the supply. It looks like those who do not book early will once again lose their chance for a cheap flight to India.
With the news this week that Air Canada will be cancelling the direct flight from Vancouver to Delhi this summer, many customers will find a different way to India in the next few months. With the direct flights from Toronto and Montreal still operating, customers will be connecting to those India flights instead. In addition, the Air India flight is continuing to operate direct service from Vancouver to Delhi making that another popular option.
Overall, there continue to be lots of changes for flight options between Canada and India. Those who decide to book early will be the ones who will secure their cheap flight to India this year as all expectations show that we will continue to have reduced supply but increased demand on this route.
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