Air India to increase its flight frequency between New Delhi and Vancouver

Air India will increase flights between New Delhi and Vancouver effective August 31. Currently, the airline operates three times a week on Boeing 777-300(ER) aircraft with 342 seats.

FLIGHT NO.TO / FROMETDETA
AI 185New Delhi (DEL/VIDP)05:15 A.M.
AI185Vancouver (YVR/CYVR)07:15 A.M.
AI 186Vancouver (YVR/CYVR)10:15 A.M.
AI 186New Delhi (DEL/VIDP)01:15 A.M.

India and Canada on May 4 discussed the expansion of a bilateral air service agreement that will allow more flights between the two countries. Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, who was on a nine-day visit to the US and Canada, met Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra.

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Air India is the only carrier to operate between India and Vancouver. Air Canada stopped operating flights between Delhi and Vancouver from June 3 till September 8, 2022.

The Canadian flag carrier recently announced the same and stated that the reason for the said suspension is the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and the flights going to Canada’s densest city are required to use the Russian and Ukrainian airspace.

Air Canada stopped operating flights between Delhi and Vancouver from June 3 till September 8, 2022.

Earlier, Air India and Air Canada both used to operate 29 non-stop flights per week between Canada and Delhi. There are demands to start direct flights between Amritsar and Canada while Mumbai airport is looking to re-establish a connection with Canada.

However, the launch of new routes would also depend upon the geopolitical environment. In fact, Air Canada is suspending its thrice-weekly Vancouver-Delhi service from June because of restrictions on the use of Russian airspace.

Air Canada outlined that India is an important market and added that it will restart non-stop flights between Vancouver and Delhi from September 6, and Delhi and Vancouver from September 8.

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