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Smokin' hot deal: You can fly from Vancouver to Japan and India for the price of one

Why have one when you can have two world-class destinations to explore.

A new, low-cost direct flight option from Vancouver to Tokyo, Japan has made trips to Delhi, India cheaper. 

Zipair, which is owned by Japan Airlines (JAL), launched from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on March 13, providing the cheapest non-stop flight between the region and Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT). 

After selling out most of its lower fares, the Tokyo-based carrier added more flights on the route, ramping up its thrice-weekly schedule to five flights weekly commencing on July 23. 

Metro Vancouverites can purchase direct, non-stop flights to Tokyo for as little as $800 on select dates; one-way flights start for as little as $443 from YVR.

VietJet Air offers the best price for flights connecting the Japanese capital and New Delhi, India, with round-trip tickets starting for under $600 return. 

A trip with these two direct flights is cheaper (and has fewer stops) than a round-trip ticket from Vancouver to Delhi. 

Flights from Vancouver to Delhi, India

Prices for round-trip tickets from Vancouver to the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) typically start at $1,600 to $1,700. However, tickets between the two cities average from $3,050 to $6,600, according to Google Flights.

For example, a flight that departs on Sunday, May 5 makes two stops, one in Seattle and another in Doha, before arriving in Delhi. The return flight departs Delhi on Tuesday, May 21, making another pair of stops in Doha and Seattle before returning to Vancouver.

The total cost works out to $1,589 through third-party supplier FlightHub (see slide four).

Travellers who elect for a trip that includes time in Tokyo, Japan will enjoy direct airfare and a lower ticket price. 

For instance, a flight that departs Vancouver on Monday, Sept. 9, and returns from Tokyo on Friday, Sept. 27 costs $857 with Zipair (see slide two).

A flight departs Tokyo en route to Delhi a couple of days later on Sept.11 and returns to Tokyo on Sept. 25 costs $566 with VietJet Air when booked through third-party supplier (see slide three).

The total cost works out to $1,423 for both tickets. The two flights are also direct, whereas the other involves multiple stops in either direction.