Air Canada Resumes Non Stop Flights To Delhi And Mumbai

News came out recently that Air Canada would be resuming its daily, nonstop TorontoDelhi flights this fall. This addition means that Air Canada will have as many as 18 weekly flights connecting various North American cities to Delhi from both Toronto and Vancouver, as well as to Mumbai from Toronto.

Air Canada aircraft during takeoff
The Boeing 787-9 flies the Vancouver to Delhi route. Photo: Air Canada.

The routes

Toronto-Delhi: According to World Airline News, the TorontoDelhi flights (AC 42/43) will be initially operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliners. These will begin on October 1st, 2019 (to India) and October 3rd, 2019 (to Toronto). Then, as of October 27th, additional capacity will be added to this route with the 400-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Going from Toronto to Delhi, the flight is scheduled to take almost 14 hours. From Delhi to Toronto the flight time increases to nearly 15 hours.

Toronto-Mumbai: Air Canada’s seasonal TorontoMumbai flights (AC46/47) will operate four times per week beginning on October 27th, 2019, through to March 28th, 2020. This route will use the Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

Going from Toronto to Mumbai the flight will take nearly 15 hours according to flight schedules. From Mumbai to Toronto this flight will be just over 16 hours. Technically, this should put it on our list of the 10 longest passenger flights.

Vancouver-Delhi: The daily service between Vancouver and Delhi utilizes the airline’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft and takes nearly 14.5 hours going to India, according to flight schedules. From Delhi back to Vancouver the flight will take just over the same amount of time.

Below is the schedule and list of flight numbers courtesy of Cision:

Flight No.




AC 42 Toronto-Delhi

YYZ at 22:10

DEL at 21:35


AC 43 Delhi-Toronto

DEL at 00:10

YYZ at 05:05


AC 44 Vancouver-Delhi

YVR at 01:15

DEL at 03:50


AC 45 Delhi-Vancouver

DEL at 05:55

YVR at 07:30


AC 46 Toronto-Mumbai

YYZ at 20:45

BOM at 22:10


AC 47 Mumbai-Toronto

BOM at 23:45

YYZ at 05:25


Comments from VIPs

According to news site Cision, several high-level representatives made the following remarks to commemorate the increased service between the two countries:

“We are very pleased to resume our daily, non-stop TorontoDelhi flights in time for Diwali celebrations, and with additional capacity going forward to meet expected demand. With our Delhi flights returning to normal together with our seasonal return to Mumbai for fall firmly demonstrating our long term commitment to this vibrant market, we look forward to operating our full schedule to India,” –Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.

Air Canada Resumes Non Stop Flights To Delhi And Mumbai
Additional capacity will be added to the Toronto-Delhi route with a 400-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Photo: Air Canada

Kasi Rao, the President & CEO of the Canada-India Business Council said:

“The resumption of Air Canada’s direct flights is a most welcome development…At a time of increasing commercial activity between Canada and India, Air Canada’s direct flights represent a very important element in connecting the business communities in both countries as well as the growing number of tourists, students, families and cargo traffic,”

The Air Canada fleet

Air Canada’s long-haul fleet consists of the following aircraft:

  • 19x 777-300ER (77W)
  • 6x 777-200LR (77L)
  • 10x A330-300 (333)
  • 29x 787-9 (789)
  • 8x 787-8 (788)
  • 6x 767-300ER (763)
Air Canada 777
Air Canada’s seasonal TorontoMumbai flights will operate four times weekly from late October 2019 to late March 2020 using the Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Photo: Air Canada

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