Emirates, Air Canada form strategic partnership

Thursday, Jul 14, 2022 15:52

From now on, Emirates customers will also enjoy an enhanced travel experience when travelling to Toronto or key destinations across the Air Canada network. — Photo courtesy of Emirates

Emirates and Air Canada signed a strategic partnership that will create more options for customers travelling on the carriers' networks while enhancing the customer experience.

Emirates and Air Canada intend to establish a codeshare relationship later in 2022 that will offer enhanced consumer travel choices for Air Canada customers to travel to the United Arab Emirates and destinations beyond Dubai.

Emirates customers will enjoy an enhanced travel experience to Toronto or key destinations across the Air Canada network.

Customers can 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.

"This is a significant partnership that will enable our customers to access 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, the 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. We look forward to jointly progressing in various areas to provide even better customer flight choices and experiences," said Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines.

Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada, said: "This strategic agreement will create network synergies, and Air Canada customers will have additional, convenient options when travelling between Canada and the United Arab Emirates as well as destinations beyond Dubai."

"We look forward to introducing Air Canada codeshare service on key Emirates flights, adding the EK code on select Air Canada flights, and welcoming Emirates customers on our services later this year."

To further enhance the customer experience, the carriers will 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 finalised and will be subject to regulatory approvals and final documentation.

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