Emirates, Air Canada sign partnership with scope to form codeshare later in 2022

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Emirates and Air Canada (ADH2) have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to offer its customers more travel options.  

The deal will offer Emirates customers an enhanced travel experience when travelling to Toronto or to key destinations across Air Canada’s (ADH2) network. Customers will also be able to book connecting travel between both airlines’ networks, the airlines said in a joint statement. 

“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 Canada’s (ADH2) extensive networks in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia,” Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates, said.  

“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 Canada’s large multicultural communities, we are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Emirates,” said Air Canada’s (ADH2) President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rousseau.  

“We look forward to introducing Air Canada (ADH2) codeshare service on key Emirates flights, as well as adding the EK code on select Air Canada (ADH2) flights, and welcoming Emirate’s customers on our services later this year,” Rousseau added.  

According to the statement, both airlines intend to establish a codeshare relationship later in 2022. This will offer “enhanced consumer travel choices” for Air Canada (ADH2) customers to travel to the United Arab Emirates and to destinations beyond Dubai. 


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