Indian carrier Jet Airways on Friday announced the launch of a new service from Toronto-to-Delhi, via Brussels.
Using Airbus 330-200 aircraft, the service will be offered five times a week and will be synchronized with other connections.
Passengers from Toronto will also have the option to connect to the New York-Mumbai flight, while those flying from the Big Apple will be able to transfer to the Delhi service, its Chairman Naresh Goel said on Friday.
He said, "We have been working on these plans for more than two years, and having changed the way people fly in India, we will take to the world our own brand of service and style that bespeaks the spirit of New India."
The new service will depart from Toronto International Airport at 8:15 pm, landing in Brussels at 9:55 am. The connecting flight then departs from Belgium at 11:55 pm, landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at 11:35 pm.
Jet Airways is offering inaugural round-trip fares from Toronto to Delhi for $1,193 (excluding taxes and other charges) in Economy Class, or a Premiere fare of $4,342.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Indian High Commission RL Narayan said that that the flight would not only facilitate travel but also boost economic ties between the two countries.
Ontario Minister for Small Industries Harinder Takhar commended the Jet Airways efforts and said that it would go a long way in strengthening economic relations between the two countries.