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Fri, 15 July 2022

Air Canada and Emirates to Codeshare

(15 July 2022, 11:24 +07)  Air Canada and Emirates have signed a strategic partnership agreement and intend to establish a codeshare relationship later in the year.

The deal will enable enhanced travel choices for Air Canada customers traveling to the United Arab Emirates and beyond, while Emirates customers will be able to enjoy an enhanced travel experience when travelling to Toronto and other destinations in Air Canada's network.

Customers will have the ability to book connecting travel between both airlines networks with the ease of a single ticket, seamless connectivity at the carriers respective global hubs and baggage transfers to their final destinations.

Emirates A380 reg: A6-EDV. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
Emirates A380 reg: A6-EDV. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, 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 travelers across Emirates and Air Canadas extensive networks in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We are pleased to partner with Air Canada, one of North Americas most established airlines and Canadas flag carrier and we look forward to jointly progressing on various areas to provide even better customer flight choices and experiences.

To further enhance the customer experience, the carriers will also establish reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and reciprocal lounge access for qualifying customers. Further details of the partnership and specific codeshare routes will be announced when finalized and will be subject to regulatory approvals and final documentation.

As we continue pursuing our strategy of expanding our global reach in response to growing opportunities in VFR markets [Visit Friends and Relatives] that serve Canadas large multicultural communities, we are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Emirates, said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada. We look forward to introducing the Air Canada codeshare service on key Emirates flights, as well as adding the EK code on select Air Canada flights, and welcoming Emirates customers on our services later this year.

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