Posted on Apr 20th, 2022 by Heena Ganotra, Last updated on Aug 24th, 2022
New Delhi is India’s capital and Vancouver is Canada’s most densely populated city. Thousands of people travel between the two cities every year and their flight takes them directly over Russian and Ukrainian airspace. Given the current conflict between the two nations, Air Canada has decided to pause all flights between New Delhi and Vancouver.
The pause will begin on 3rd June 2022 and end on 8th September 2022.
While we can sense worry, it comes as a sigh of relief that this suspension of flights will have minimal impact on Indian travellers. That’s because Air Canada intends to increase flights to other destinations in the country. It is just a matter of boarding the flight to an alternative location.
Air Canada will run around 11 weekly flights on its routes from Toronto and Montreal. These routes travel different paths and are safer for passengers.
People who have already booked tickets and plan to travel during the suspension period will get alternate itineraries and their tickets will be transferred accordingly at no additional cost.
If you have purchased a ticket from a travel agent or website, all you need to do is contact them for an alternative itinerary.
Flying around Russian or Ukrainian airspace will require a few refuelling stops and take much longer. The summer weather conditions in South Asia also make this route a little more challenging than the alternatives.
However, Canada’s most popular carrier assures that India is a very important market to them and services will be restored quickly. Vancouver to Delhi fights will resume on the 6th of September and Delhi to Vancouver flights will resume on the 8th of September.
If you’re looking for flight tickets from India to Canada, MyTicketsToIndia will provide a list of affordable flights to Toronto and Montreal gateways. We will also help clients who have already booked tickets from New Delhi to Vancouver through us change their itineraries.
Long story short, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. We have your back!
A writer by both passion and profession, Heena Ganotra is "half agony, half hope" but all heart. And oh, she has been a book lover from the start! Her love for books is what convinced her to make a career in the wonderful world of words. She loves what she does and is out-and-out a satisfied soul with a wish to spread happiness like herpes. Insight- Some say she is living the best life anyone could because she reads, writes, travels, and makes merry. They’re right because what else does one really need! 🙂