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Air Canada to launch non-stop service to Delhi in November

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New Delhi: Direct air services between India and Canada, which were called off in 2007, would resume in November when Air Canada launches a non-stop flight to New Delhi from Toronto, a top Canadian diplomat said today.

“The relaunch of air linkages between India and Canada would happen with great pump and show and inspire both the nations to accelerate their trade and commerce as also movement of natural persons,” Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel said while interacting with the members of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here.

These services would cement trade and socio-economic ties between the two countries, he said adding that it is also a follow-up action of the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canada in April.

Air Canada had halted operating direct flights on the Toronto-New Delhi route in 2005 after it found the route economically unviable.

In 2007, it also halted the operation of its services via Zurich.

Since then, passengers from India and Canada have been flying on code-share flights from Toronoto.

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