Thanks to winter schedule of Air India, effective from November this year, all those traveling between Ahmedabad and Toronto(Canada) will be benefited by about eight hours shorter journey compare to current duration the journey takes.
Presently Ahmedabad and Toronto are connected through Air India flight, that stops at two places: in Mumbai and London. It takes 28 hours in total from departure at Ahmedabad airport to arrival at Toronto airport(other time consumed in activities like customs, immigration, luggage arrival etc extra).
Presently Toronto service of Air India works like this: Departure from Ahmedabad airport at 21.05 (in Ahmedabad-London plane), arrival at Mumbai at 22.05, departure from Mumbai at 2.20 am, arrival at London airport at 7.30 am local time, departure from London airport at 14.00, and arrival at Toronto at 16.50.
This means, one hour time to reach Mumbai, four hours halt at Mumbai airport, 9.35 hours journey between Mumbai and London, 6.30 hours wait at London airport, 7.35 hours flight between London and Toronto. Total come out as 28 hours.
But from November, if you want to travel from Ahmedabad to Toronto, you will be taken to Delhi first, and from there, a direct flight would depart for Toronto. Timings will be like this: Daily departure from Ahmedabad at 21.00, arrival at Delhi at 22.25, departure from Delhi at 1.25 am, arrival at Toronto at 6.45 am.
This means, 1.25 hour to reach Delhi, 3 hours halt at Delhi airport’s new swanky T3 terminal, and then 16 hours direct journey in B777 plane to Toronto. Net 20.25 hours. Almost 7.5 hours less journey, and that too with only one stop, instead of two at present.
Return path would be same. All custom and immigration clearances will avail at Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel international airport.