Emirates and Air Canada will launch their codeshare operations, allowing customers of both carriers to enjoy seamless connectivity to 46 markets spanning three continents.
These include destinations across the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, South-east Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Codeshare tickets will be available for sale to 35 markets for travel effective December 1 with 11 additional markets to be added pending final regulatory approval. There is potential for more markets to be included in the future.
Customers can purchase tickets from both carriers’ websites and via major GDS systems and travel agencies.
Emirates customers will be able to book codeshare flights to and from Canadian points beyond Toronto, including Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver; while Air Canada will expand its reach across the Indian subcontinent and unlock more destinations, including Colombo, Dhaka, Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.
Air Canada’s customers will enjoy seamless connectivity to South-east Asian destinations including Bangkok, Hanoi, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore; the Middle Eastern cities Jeddah and Muscat; as well as destinations in Africa, namely Addis Ababa and Dar Es Salaam.
Both airlines will soon introduce a reciprocal frequent flyer offering, allowing members of Aeroplan and Skywards to earn and redeem points on flights operated by Emirates and Air Canada, respectively.
In addition, eligible passengers will also be able to take advantage of reciprocal lounge access, along with select benefits for Aeroplan Elite and Skywards members when travelling on the partner airline.