UAE’s flag carrier Emirates has reached a codeshare partnership with Air Canada, the flag carrier and the largest airline in Canada.
The cooperation will facilitate seamless connectivity for the passengers of the two carriers to 46 locations across three continents including the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark said: “We are delighted to establish a partnership with Air Canada, to expand our reach into more points in North America.
“Partnering with Canada’s flag carrier enables us to offer customers seamless connectivity when flying to domestic points within Canada via Toronto.
“Besides the added-value benefits and rewarding experiences that leisure and business travellers of both airlines can look forward to, the partnership allows Air Canada’s customers to travel to destinations across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, thanks to our expansive network via our hub in Dubai.”
The move will improve customer experience through the issuance of a single ticket as well as baggage transfers to the final destination.
Both carriers will implement a plan at their hub airports in Dubai and Toronto over the next six months to ensure better connectivity.
The codeshare tickets are now available to 35 markets for travel, with effect from 1 December 2022.
A further 11 markets will be included upon receiving the regulatory nod, with the potential for additional markets to be added later.
Air Canada president and CEO Michael Rousseau said: “This exciting new partnership with Emirates will allow Air Canada to meaningfully broaden the choice of flight options for our customers.
“It will create easier connections between Canada and destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
“As well, it will allow us to draw more connecting traffic through our Toronto global hub and expand our presence in these dynamic regions where demand for global travel is expected to grow.”