New Dreamliner route drives international expansion from Toronto global hub
Air Canada has announced a new non-stop service from Toronto to Delhi beginning in November 2015. The new route, the first to be dedicated for Air Canada's Boeing 787-9 series aircraft, will open new opportunities in the Indian subcontinent, currently the largest international market not served by Air Canada.
"This service will appeal both to customers visiting and doing business in Delhi, the capital region of India and the fourth most populous urban area in the world, and to those customers making onward connections within India and throughout Southeast Asia on our Sta Alliance partner, Air India, or other interline partners" - Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada.
Tickets go on sale Dec 9, 2014 and the service will operate four times weekly, beginning Nov 1, 2015 using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring Air Canada's award-winning, three-cabin service, including the next generation lie-flat seat in International Business Class, a Premium Economy cabin, and enhanced seatback In-Flight Entertainment system available at every seat throughout the aircraft. Flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priorty check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access in Toronto, priority boarding and other benefits.
Flights are timed for convenient connections both within Air Canada's North American network and in India on Air India, or other interline partners, to cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and to other destinations throughout Southeast Asia.