This winter season, Air Canada will be launching seasonal flights to Bangkok and Mumbai.
From December 1 through April 14, Air Canada will operate four-times weekly flights connecting Vancouver and Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi. The services will be the only non-stop flights between North America to Thailand.
Air Canada will also operate daily flights between Toronto and Mumbai between October 29 through March 26. The flights will have a stop at London-Heathrow for the outbound and inbound segments.
Separately, Air Canada plans to start thrice-weekly flights between Vancouver and Delhi on October. The outbound flight will include a technical stop in Dublin for operational purposes.
The planned Toronto-London-Mumbai flights will add to Air Canada's other flights to India - which includes daily flights on the Toronto-Delhi route and thrice-weekly flights between Montreal and Delhi.
Air Canada will use Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on both routes.
"We are extremely pleased to be launching our first non-stop service to South-East Asia this winter, the only one between North America and Thailand. Thailand is a popular leisure destination for Canadians and this new service will give Aeroplan members exciting opportunities to both earn and redeem their points. For further convenience, our Bangkok flights will connect to our extensive domestic and trans-border network giving customers added seamlessness and choice when travelling," said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, at Air Canada.
"We are also excited to return to Mumbai, India's largest city and an important financial, commercial, and entertainment hub, complementing our 13 weekly flights from Canada to Delhi. Our Mumbai services are scheduled to operate with a stop in London Heathrow, offering connectivity to more than a dozen Air Canada and Star Alliance partner United Airlines flights between North America and London, as well as additional options for travel between the UK and India. The India market remains very important to Air Canada, and we are committed to resuming our currently paused non-stop services on Toronto-Mumbai and Vancouver-Delhi when circumstances allow."