Emirates will make it official with Air Canada later this year for a strategic partnership that will provide travellers with more gateway destinations across the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Asia and an enhanced customer experience on the ground and in the air.
With a codeshare relationship to be established in late 2022, Emirates and Air Canada customers can book connecting travel between both networks through a single ticket for seamless connectivity and baggage transfers.
Air Canada passengers can travel to the United Arab Emirates and destinations beyond Dubai, while Emirates customers will also enjoy an enhanced travel experience when travelling to Toronto or key destinations across the Air Canada network.
Reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access will also be established for eligible passengers with both airlines.
Emirates Airline President Sir 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, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
“We are pleased to partner with Air Canada, one of North America’s most established airlines and Canada’s flag carrier, and we look forward to jointly providing even better customer flight choices and experiences.”
Air Canada President and CEO Michael Rousseau said the strategic partnership with Emirates will enable growth opportunities in VFR markets to serve Canada’s large multicultural communities.
“This strategic agreement will create network synergies and Air Canada customers will have additional, convenient options when travelling between Canada and the UAE as well as destinations beyond Dubai,” he said.
“We are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Emirates, a highly respected UAE flag carrier, and we look forward to introducing Air Canada codeshare service on key Emirates flights and welcoming Emirates customers on our services later this year.”
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