Emirates and Air Canada enter codeshare partnership to expand global networks and improve customer experience
Emirates and Air Canada customers have access to 46 destinations in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa
Skywards and Aeroplan frequent flyers will soon be able to accumulate and redeem points or miles when flying on both airlines.
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The plan will be rolled out over the next six months for better connectivity and a seamless experience between carriers at their respective hub airports in Dubai and Toronto.
Dubai and Montreal – November 1, 2022: Emirates and Air Canada today announced the launch of their codeshare collaboration. The new partnership will enable the carrier’s customers to enjoy seamless connectivity to 46 markets across three continents, including destinations in the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Starting today, Codeshare tickets will be available for sale in 35 markets for travel from December 1, with 11 more markets to be added pending final regulatory approval and the possibility of adding more markets. Tickets are available on the carriers’ websites at emirates.com and aircanada.com, as well as through major GDS systems and travel agencies.
Sir Tim Clark, Chairman of Emirates Airlines, said, “We are delighted to form a partnership with Air Canada to expand our reach to more destinations in North America. A partnership with a Canadian flag carrier allows customers to offer seamless connectivity when flying via Toronto to domestic points within Canada. In addition to the value-added benefits and rewarding experiences business and leisure travelers expect from both airlines, the partnership enables Air Canada customers to travel to destinations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Dubai”.
“This exciting new partnership with Emirates will allow Air Canada to significantly expand the choice of flight options for our customers. It will also help us expand our presence in these dynamic regions where demand for travel is expected to grow,” said Michael Russo, President and CEO of Air Canada.
Emirates customers can book codeshare flights to and from Canadian points beyond Toronto, including Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver.
Air Canada will enter its codename on Emirates-operated routes from its Dubai hub, expanding the airline’s reach in the Indian subcontinent and opening more destinations including Colombo, Dhaka, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.
Air Canada customers traveling to Southeast Asian destinations including Bangkok, Hanoi, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will enjoy seamless connectivity; the Middle Eastern cities of Jeddah and Muscat; As well as places in Africa, namely Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam.
In the future, the airlines will introduce a reciprocal frequent flyer offer that will allow Aeroplan and Skywards members to earn and redeem points on flights operated by Emirates and Air Canada, respectively. Eligible passengers can soon enjoy reciprocal lounge access when traveling with a partner airline, along with select benefits for Aeroplan Elite and Skywards members. More details and release dates will be announced later.
- Codeshare activities are subject to government approval.
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