Inaugural Toronto and Mumbai flight marks start of third non-stop India-Canada route
The arrival of Air Canada’s inaugural direct flight in Mumbai from Toronto marks the beginning of the only non-stop service linking the two cities. The four times weekly non-stop flight complements Air Canada’s Delhi–Toronto daily non-stop service and its Delhi-Vancouver non-stop seasonal flight.
“Our new flights show Air Canada’s commitment to the Indian market and these routes will operate year-round with Air Canada’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft features 29 International Business Class lie-flat seat suites, 21 Premium Economy and 247 Economy Class seats, with upgraded in-flight entertainment at every seat throughout the aircraft,” said Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales at Air Canada.
“This is Air Canada’s third new non-stop route launched between India and Canada in less than two years. It is the only non-stop service between Canada and Mumbai and positions Air Canada as offering the best coverage of any carrier operating between Canada and India,” added Margaret Skinner, Director Sales, EMEAI.
Toronto-Mumbai will operate year-round with Air Canada’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.
With the new Toronto-Mumbai route, Air Canada now offers three Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes between Canada and India, including year-round daily Toronto-Delhi service and seasonal Vancouver-Delhi service, which resumes in October.
In yet another significant development earlier this year in February, Air Canada unveiled its new livery. The new livery signals a pivotal inflection point in our 80-year history. On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, with our new livery, new uniforms for our employees, the award-winning international cabin standard introduced with the launch of our Boeing 787 aircraft, and enhanced onboard offerings, the future Air Canada represents the strength of our nation and the future-looking spirit of our airline.
Air Canada’s fleet of 300 mainline and regional aircraft are being repainted in a bold black and white design that highlights its iconic red maple leaf encircled ensign, or “rondelle,” that returns to the tail of the flag carrier’s fleet after an absence of 24 years.