Air Canada suspends direct Vancouver-Delhi flights until September 8

Air Canada will not operate flights between Delhi and Vancouver, from June 3 to September 8, 2022. The Canadian flag carrier recently announced the same and said that the reason for the said suspension is the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and flights to Canada’s densest city must use Russian and Ukrainian airspace.

In this regard, Arun Pandeya, Country Head and General Manager – Indian Subcontinent of Air Canada, confirmed the development and added that the airline will roll out more flights on other routes serving the country. He further added that the suspension of the flight will not primarily affect Indian travelers as they will accommodate passengers, with an existing reservation, on other flights without any additional cost. He said: “If you purchased your ticket directly from a travel agent or online travel website, please contact them directly for information on your new itinerary.”

Air Canada also released a statement on the matter and said the Delhi-Vancouver route is operationally limited due to extended flight times and a refueling stop, which is required due to current flight paths. to bypass Russian and Ukrainian airspace. The airline also added that summer wind and weather conditions in South Asia are expected to aggravate these constraints, making the route unviable during this time.

During this period, when the flight is not operating on the same route, Air Canada will continue to operate up to 11 weekly flights between Canada and India from its gateways in Toronto and Montreal, as these routes use different flight paths.

Air Canada stressed that India is an important market and added that it will resume nonstop flights between Vancouver and Delhi from September 6, and between Delhi and Vancouver from September 8.

  1. When did the Russian-Ukrainian war start?
    February 24, 2022.
  2. When did Ukraine separate from Russia?
    Ukraine officially declared itself an independent country on August 24, 1991, when the Communist Supreme Soviet (parliament) of Ukraine proclaimed that Ukraine would no longer follow the laws of the USSR and only the laws of the Russian SSR. Ukraine, declaring de facto independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union. Union.
  3. What was Ukraine called before?
    soviet socialist republic

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