Air Canada on Monday announced the resumption of its non-stop flights to and from Delhi, India, following the lifting of the Government of Canada restrictions on non-stop flights from India. The airline’s flights from Delhi to Toronto and Vancouver resume arriving today.
“We announced today the resumption of non-stop flights to Delhi, India, following the lifting of the Government of Canada restrictions,” said Air Canada in a Tweet.
Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada said;
“People are eager to reunite with family and friends and we are very pleased to resume service immediately from India to our Toronto and Vancouver hubs following the lifting of restrictions by the Government of Canada.”
“We continue to be focused on the growing visiting friends and relatives market, and together with the long-standing cultural and business ties between Canada and India which are expected to grow over the coming years, Air Canada remains strongly committed to this important Asia-Pacific market.”
Air Canada Flight Schedule
Air Canada is the leading carrier between the two countries. Since service began in 2015, Air Canada has operated flights from Toronto and Vancouver to Delhi and from Toronto to Mumbai.
|Flight No||Departure||Dep. Time||Arrival||Arr. Time||Freq||Duration|
|AC 042||Toronto||20:55||Delhi||20:20||Daily||Non-stop – 13hr55m+1|
|AC 043||Delhi||00:05||Toronto||05:05||Daily||Non-stop – 14hr30m|
|AC 044||Vancouver||00:10||Delhi||02:55||Daily||Non-stop – 14hr15m+1|
|AC 045||Delhi||05:00||Vancouver||06:55||Daily||Non-stop – 14hr25m|
The airline is planning to launch new non-stop flights from Montreal to Delhi and resume service to Mumbai as market conditions allow.
Travel Advisory For Indians
After the restriction on direct flights expires, fully vaccinated passengers, and exceptionally unvaccinated passengers eligible to enter Canada, traveling on those flights will need to:
- Obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from the Genestrings Laboratory, located above the metro station in the Airport Connect Building (ACB) at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
- Perform this test within 18 hours before their scheduled departure.
- Present the test report with a QR code issued by this laboratory to the air operator before boarding.
Alternatively, travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 can present a positive molecular test issued by a certified laboratory in India. The date of the collection must have been between 14 and 180 days before their scheduled departure to Canada.
(With Inputs From Air Canada Media Room)