Emirates and Air Canada have come together to create more options for customers when travelling on both carriers’ networks.
With the intention to establish a codeshare relationship later in 2022, both airlines will offer enhanced consumer travel choices for Air Canada customers to travel to the UAE and other destinations beyond Dubai. Emirates customers will also enjoy an enhanced travel experience when travelling to Toronto or other key destinations across the Air Canada network.
Travellers will be able to book connecting travel between both airlines’ networks with a single ticket, enjoy seamless connectivity at the carriers’ respective global hubs and baggage transfers to their final destinations.
Emirates Airline’s president Tim Clark said: “This is a significant partnership that will enable our customers access to even more destinations in Canada and the Americas, via our Toronto and US gateways. It also opens up many new route combinations for travellers across Emirates’ and Air Canada’s extensive networks in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia… we look forward to jointly progressing on various areas to provide even better customer flight choices and experiences.”
Air Canada’s president and chief executive officer Michael Rousseau added: “This strategic agreement will create network synergies, and Air Canada customers will have additional, convenient options when travelling between Canada and the United Arab Emirates as well as destinations beyond Dubai.”
The carriers will also establish reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and reciprocal lounge access for qualifying customers. Further details will be announced once finalised.