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Air Canada to launch seasonal flights to Bangkok & Mumbai this winter

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  •   06-20-2022  8:57 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Air Canada to launch seasonal flights to Bangkok & Mumbai this winter
Bangkok, Thailand. (Unsplash/Bradley Prentice)
Pax Global Media

Air Canada is expanding its international network with the addition of Bangkok, Thailand – the carrier's first non-stop service to South-East Asia.

Sharing the news Monday (June 20), the airline said it will also be resuming flights to Mumbai, its second destination in the strategic India market.

Air Canada's seasonal service to Bangkok will operate from its trans-Pacific hub at Vancouver International Airport, while the carrier's Mumbai flights will operate from Toronto via London-Heathrow. Both routes are subject to receiving final government approvals.

"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."

The planned service between Vancouver and Bangkok, as well as between Toronto and Mumbai via London-Heathrow, will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring three cabins of service for customers to choose from, including lie-flat seats in Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Air Canada is bolstering its international winter offering to the South Pacific region with the return of seasonal service from Vancouver to Auckland, New Zealand, and additional flights to Sydney and Brisbane, Australia.

Air Canada is also re-establishing international services to South America with the resumption of routes from Montreal and Toronto to Lima, Peru on a seasonal basis.

Galardo said Air Canada expect to operate approximately 81 per cent of its 2019 international capacity this winter.

The schedule

Flight
From
To
Days of
Week

Departs
Arrives
Aircraft
Season
AC65
YVR
(Vancouver)
BKK
(Bangkok)

Mon,
Wed,
Fri, Sun
23:00
05:55 +2
days
Boeing
787

Dec. 1 -
Apr. 14
AC66
BKK
(Bangkok)
YVR
(Vancouver)

Tue, Wed,
Fri, Sun
08:30
06:35
Boeing
787

Dec. 4 -
Apr. 17
AC856
YYZ
(Toronto)
LHR
(London)

Daily
20:30
08:30 +1
day
Boeing
787

Oct. 29-
Mar. 24

LHR
(London)
BOM
(Mumbai)

Daily
11:10 +1 day
01:40 +2
days


AC855
BOM
(Mumbai)
LHR
(London)
Daily
04:50
09:20
Boeing
787
Oct. 31-
Mar. 26

LHR
(London)

YYZ
(Toronto)
Daily
12:00
14:55



Highlights of Air Canada's resumed and increased international routes for Winter 2022/23 include:

India:

Toronto-Mumbai
Seasonal daily flights resume Oct. 29 via London Heathrow
Toronto-Delhi
Daily flights remain year-round
Vancouver-Delhi
3 weekly flights resume Oct. 1. Outbound flight includes a technical stop in Dublin for operational purposes.
Montreal-Delhi
3 weekly flights remain year-round


South Pacific:

Vancouver-Auckland
3 flights weekly service resume Nov. 10, increasing to 5 flights weekly from Dec.-Mar.
Vancouver-Brisbane
Increases to 5 weekly flights in Dec.
Vancouver-Sydney
Increases to 10 weekly flights for Dec. and Jan.


Peru:

Toronto-Lima
Seasonal 2 weekly flights resume Nov. 4
Montreal-Lima
Seasonal 2 weekly flights resuming Oct. 30



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