Starting in Fall 2016, Air Canada will begin direct flight service between Vancouver and Delhi (October 20, 2016 - April 8, 2017). The 16.5 hour non-stop flight will run three times a week and will serve to increase both cultural and economic ties between British Columbia and India. The new flight service will also coincide with Diwali festivities in the fall.

This new route announcement follows the addition of several direct routes to and from Vancouver already announced for 2016, including Dublin, Chicago and San Jose, as well as increased capacity for already popular direct flights to London Heathrow and Auckland.