Toronto: Air Canada is considering to start daily flights to India by the end of the year, according to media reports here.

There are two obstacles: first a shortage of planes ("China is using up all our fleet!") and second, a fear that demand won't be consistent enough through the year to make the routes (likely non-stop to Toronto from Delhi and Mumbai) viable, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Canadian tourism in India is picking up -- there were no fewer than 20 separate Canadian tourism events held in India last year to entice the industry, with Niagara Falls the number one draw.

But tourists come in the relatively short season, December through March, before the temperatures head above 30C.

(Agencies)