Emirates and Air Canada extend codeshare to include Montréal flights

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Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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Emirates has announced the extension of its codeshare collaboration with Air Canada to include flights to and from Montréal.

Following the recent launch of services to Québec’s largest city in July, Emirates customers can now also enjoy seamless travel between Montréal and 11 popular domestic points, along with access to destinations within Emirates’ extensive network, all on a single ticket.

A Network Boost


The expanded codeshare partnership between Emirates and Air Canada significantly enhances the connectivity options available to travelers. With Montréal as the gateway, the partnership now covers 11 Canadian destinations and extends to an additional 69 points on an interline basis.

This expanded network opens up exciting opportunities for travelers to plan their journeys with convenience and flexibility, bridging the gap between domestic and international travel seamlessly.

Flexibility and Choice


The Emirates and Air Canada codeshare partnership is designed to provide travelers with flexibility and choice. This expanded collaboration allows for smooth connections through Canada’s two largest cities, Toronto and Montréal.

Whether traveling for leisure, business, or to visit friends and family, customers can now seamlessly plan trips to points like Halifax, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Calgary.

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From Toronto, Emirates’ customers can explore 19 points using codeshare benefits, and an additional 100 destinations via an interline arrangement. This extensive network caters to a diverse range of travel preferences and needs.

Connecting the World


Travelers departing from various Canadian cities now have the convenience of connecting to Emirates’ services in Montréal or Toronto. This connectivity enables passengers to embark on exciting journeys to destinations across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East through Emirates’ hub in Dubai.

Emirates offers daily flights to Dubai from Toronto, operating on its iconic flagship A380 aircraft. The airline also operates seven weekly flights between Montréal and Dubai, utilizing its Boeing 777 widebody aircraft.

This diverse fleet ensures that passengers can plan their travel itineraries with ease, regardless of their chosen destination.

Seamless Travel


For travelers on Emirates’ flights, the convenience of a single ticket is a major advantage. Passengers can enjoy benefits such as Emirates’ generous baggage allowance and seamless baggage check-through to their final destination.

Additionally, members of Emirates Skywards, the airline’s frequent flyer program, can earn and redeem miles on flights operated by both Emirates and Air Canada, thanks to this partnership.

The bolstering of flight services and opportunities for air travel between the two nations has continued since the Canadian Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced and expansion of air travel agreements in April 2023.

This meant an expanded air transport agreement between Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is Canada’s largest air transport market in the Middle East.

The expanded agreement allowed 21 flights per week for each country. This effectively permitted 50 per cent more flights than the maximum number previously possible, facilitate new routes, and give airlines greater flexibility to accommodate changes in market demand.

This significant move has better accommodated the growing Canada-UAE air transport market, improving both the UAE and Canada’s global connectivity, and supported tourism and trade activity between the two countries.

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