Air Canada to operate daily B787-9 to Delhi

20 Jul 2015 by GrahamSmith

Air Canada will upgrade its forthcoming Toronto-Delhi B787-9 service from four-times weekly to daily in October 2016.

The airline will roster the Dreamliner aircraft, which is configured in three classes, onto all four of the route's weekly frequencies on November 1 (see news, December 2014). The original plan was for the B787-9 to fly three of the four frequencies.

Outbound service AC050 will depart Toronto at 2055 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and land in Delhi at 2115 the following day. Return service AC051 will leave Delhi at 0045 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and arrive in Toronto at 0500 the same day.

From October 30 next year, the service will turn daily.

Benjamin Smith, Air Canada's president of passenger airlines, said: "Customer response to our announcement of non-stop Dreamliner service between Toronto and Delhi has been very positive.

"Air Canada's strategy to grow our Toronto Pearson hub and international presence will continue to gain momentum as we continue to take delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliners which are revolutionising long-haul air travel.

"The operating economics of these new aircraft make this service feasible and it will be the first route dedicated to the larger, 787-9 version of this aircraft which will begin entering our fleet later this summer."

Graham Smith

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