Air Canada will suspend its flights between Vancouver and Delhi beginning June 2 until early September 2022. The airline posted the update on its website.
The airline said, “The route is operationally constrained because of extended flying times and a re-fueling stop that is required due to the current flight paths taken to go around Russian and Ukraine airspace. Summer wind and weather conditions in South Asia are expected to compound these constraints, making the route unviable during this period.”
For passengers who already booked tickets during these dates, the airline said, If you are scheduled to travel on an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Delhi from June 2 until Sept. 6 (June 4 to Sept. 8 from Delhi to Vancouver), you will be automatically re-scheduled on alternate flights to your destination without additional fees. If you purchased your ticket directly from a travel agency or an online travel website, please contact them directly for your new itinerary information.
It further added, during the affected period, Air Canada will continue to operate up to 11 weekly flights between Canada and India from its gateways in Toronto (daily) and Montreal (up to four times weekly) as these routes utilize different flight paths.
Air Canada remains committed to the India market and will be resuming non-stop flights between Vancouver and Delhi beginning Sept. 6 (from Vancouver) and Sept. 8 (from Delhi). Air Canada continues to monitor global situations very closely and may reinstate its Vancouver-Delhi route earlier if conditions permit.