Delhi-Vancouver daily from Dec

Air Canada is set to make its Delhi-Vancouver flight a daily operation, starting December 1, reveals Margaret Skinner, Director Sales, EMEA, Air Canada.

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For Margaret Skinner, the Indian market is a growing market and offers a good mix of business for them. “The economy is strong and we are actually seeing business in all market segments—corporate, leisure, student traffic,” she says. While India is seeing an unprecedented growth in the aviation sector, many more airlines are starting services here. In such a situation, Air Canada needs to have a powerful strategy to gain profits here. “We welcome competition and we have invested very heavily in this market with our state-of-the-art Boeing Dreamliner aircraft here with three class service—economy, premier economy and business class. We are the only four-star ranked carrier in North America. We are also investing in the product on board as our strategy is to keep investing. We’ll continue to grow here if the market supports that,” she forecast.

“Our Mumbai-Toronto service is four times a week, and we’d like to see all those services daily year round. We have got products for every budget, and we’d like to see more Indians on board our Air Canada flights”

The next stepping stone to growth is just around the corner. “On our Toronto-Delhi service, we went daily very quickly. And now our Vancouver-Delhi service will go daily from the current four-times-a-week flight, starting December 1, 2017. Our MumbaiToronto service is four times a week, and we’d like to see all those services daily year round. We have got products for every budget, and we’d like to see more Indians on board our Air Canada flights,” she asserted.

Skinner shared that Air Canada not only offers direct connections to Canada but also further ahead. “Our network is growing globally but customers who travel to our hubs in Toronto and Vancouver, connect seamlessly through to our network in Canada, USA, Latin America and the Caribbean.” In the Indian market, she said, they rely very heavily on the travel trade. “We work hand-in-hand with our trade partners and have great partnerships here. The land factors have been very high, but we have learnt that it’s a market which books late and we are trying to learn from that,” she shared.

Spreading wings

  • Air Canada network is growing globally but customers who travel to our hubs in Toronto and Vancouver, connect seamlessly through to our network in Canada, USA, Latin America and the Caribbean

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