Air Canada is to launch flights from Toronto to Mumbai via London Heathrow during the winter 2022-23 season.
The carrier will operate the daily Toronto-Heathrow-Mumbai route from 29 October. It will also start a seasonal Vancouver-Bangkok service from 1 December, operating four times per week.
Mark Galardo, Air Canada’s senior vice president, network planning and revenue management, said: “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.”
Air Canada will use Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the Toronto-Heathrow-Mumbai route featuring three cabins: economy, premium economy and Signature business class.
“We continue to pursue our strategy of expanding our global network in response to pent-up demand and expect to operate approximately 81 per cent of our 2019 international capacity this winter,” added Galardo.