Air Canada, which will start its nonstop Toronto to Delhi service on November 1, has already announced their intention to increase its frequency from an initial four times per week to a daily flight from the end of October 2016.
This is the first route for the airline that will be serviced using the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The airline already has eight 787-8 models and will take delivery of 29 of the 787-9s by 2019. The new larger aircraft are more economical to operate, enabling airlines to enhance their route options and provide a wider variety of services for passengers.
Air Canada has designed the schedule of this new route to enable passengers to make connections across North America once they arrive in Toronto. It will also allow those travelling to vacation rentals in Delhi and across India and South East Asia to connect using regional airlines such as Air India.
The new 787 Dreamliners on the Air Canada fleet feature three cabin options. This includes the new lie-flat seats in the international business class cabin and a more advanced in-flight entertainment system for all passengers.
Air Canada is looking to grow its international presence and enhance the offerings it provides to passengers from its Toronto hub. The announcement that this new route is being expanded even before its official launch date shows the demand that there is for more services between North America and the Asian sub-continent.