Air Canada Resumes Seasonal Flights Linking London Heathrow and Mumbai

Air Canada has resumed its seasonal flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, operating through March 29, 2024. The flights will operate daily, with one flight connecting London to Mumbai and Mumbai to London. Air Canada is the only airline connecting London to Mumbai on a seasonal schedule. The route opens up an additional non-stop flight option for travelers visiting India from the United Kingdom and vice-versa.
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In an exciting development, Air Canada has reestablished its seasonal flight operations connecting London Heathrow and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

This service will be available until March 29, 2024, offering a vital link between the United Kingdom and India, just in time for the Diwali festivities in mid-November.

Bridging the Gap for Indian Communities Abroad

These resumed flight operations serve as a lifeline for the Indian diaspora residing in Canada, connecting them with their loved ones in India. During the period from November through March, India witnesses a flurry of holidays and celebrations, each rooted in the diverse cultures and traditions of the country.

Travelling to India to celebrate these occasions with family and friends is a cherished tradition for Indians living abroad.

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Flight Schedule

The daily non-stop flights between London and Mumbai provide travellers with convenient options for their journeys.

Flight No.DepartureDep. TimeArrivalArr. TimeFrequency
AC 856London Heathrow11:10Mumbai01:35 +1Daily
AC 855Mumbai04:25London Heathrow09:20Daily

Route Highlights

  • Air Canada is the only airline connecting London to Mumbai on a seasonal schedule.
  • The route opens up an additional non-stop flight option for travellers visiting India from the United Kingdom and vice-versa.
  • The route is convenient for European travellers as well, as Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance.
  • Mumbai is one of the top destinations worldwide, renowned for its historical monuments and rich culture.

Aboard the Boeing Dreamliner 787-9

These flights will be operated using Air Canada’s Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft, equipped with three classes of service. Passengers can choose from 247 seats in economy class, 21 recliner seats in premium economy, and 30 fully flat seats in Air Canada Signature Class.

Enhancing Travel Options Between Europe and India

The reinstated route also provides an additional non-stop flight option for travellers moving between India and the United Kingdom.

According to Stephen Gerrard, Air Canada’s general manager of sales for the UK and Ireland, “Mumbai is one of the top destinations worldwide, renowned for its historical monuments and rich culture. Our customers in the United Kingdom will benefit from more travel choices and convenience while travelling for business, leisure, or visiting friends and family. We look forward to welcoming our customers on board.”

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Furthermore, as a Star Alliance member, Air Canada’s new routing can efficiently transport other European travellers to India. The Lufthansa Group of Germany, a key Star Alliance member, owns airlines like Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and SWISS, all of which offer flights to London Heathrow.

These airlines can serve as seamless alliance partners for connecting to Air Canada’s Mumbai-bound flights.

Conclusion

Air Canada’s resumed seasonal flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai are a convenient and affordable option for travellers visiting India. The airline’s Boeing Dreamliner 787-9s offer a comfortable and enjoyable flying experience, and the three classes of service ensure that there is something for everyone.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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