Emirates and Air Canada sign codeshare agreement

Air Canada and Emirates have launched a codeshare partnership, with the aim of providing customers with access to 46 points in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Business trip first reported on the plans in July, although further details have now been revealed.

Codeshare tickets to 35 markets are available through carrier websites for travel from December 1. The 11 additional markets will be added “pending final regulatory approval”, with the potential for other markets also suggested by carriers.

Emirates customers will be able to book codeshare flights to and from Canadian points beyond Toronto, including Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver.

Air Canada, meanwhile, will place its code on Emirates-operated routes from its Dubai hub, expanding the airline’s reach across the Indian subcontinent and unlocking destinations such as Colombo, Dhaka, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.

The carriers also announced plans to introduce a reciprocal frequent flyer offer, allowing Aeroplan and Skywards members to earn and redeem points when flying with both airlines.

Eligible passengers will also be able to enjoy reciprocal lounge access, as well as certain benefits for Aeroplan Elite and Skywards members when traveling on the partner airline. Further details and launch dates are expected to be announced at a later date.

Michael Rousseau, President and CEO of Air Canada, said:

“This exciting new partnership with Emirates will allow Air Canada to significantly expand the choice of flight options for our customers. It will facilitate connections between Canada and destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

“Additionally, it will allow us to attract more connecting traffic through our Toronto global hub and expand our presence in these dynamic regions where global travel demand is expected to increase.”

Sir Tim Clark, Chairman of Emirates Airlines, added:

“We are thrilled to partner with Air Canada to expand our reach to more points in North America. Our partnership with Canada’s national carrier allows us to offer customers seamless connectivity when flying to points within Canada via Toronto.

“In addition to the value-added benefits and enriching experiences that leisure and business travelers from both airlines can expect, the partnership enables Air Canada customers to travel to destinations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, thanks to our extensive network via our hub. to Dubai.”

aircanada.com ; emirates.com

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