Air Canada and Emirates have announced that beginning November 1st, passengers will be able to take advantage of a codeshare agreement between the two airlines. The agreement will allow customers of both airlines to access 46 destinations across the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Most of these are through Emirates networks, with Air Canada offering six domestic destinations as a part of the agreement. Frequent flyer members of the two airlines will soon be able to earn mileage rewards while flying on the other airline.

As of November 1st, the codeshare agreement offers services to 35 destinations. The other 11 are pending approval from foreign aviation administrations. Once all planned services are approved, Emirates passengers looking to visit Canada will have access through the codeshare agreement to visit six destinations beyond Toronto. These include Ottawa, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, and Montreal. For these passengers, Emirates will place their code on Air Canada tickets for these flights across Canada.

Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Montreal

Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

Air Canada passengers looking to visit one of the many destinations offered by Emirates through the codeshare will have Air Canada’s code printed on their Emirates ticket. The agreement will allow Air Canada to advertise connections around the world. Its customers will have access to destinations across the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The airlines have stated that they plan to further expand the list of codeshare destinations in the future.

Optimistic partnership

Both airlines expect this partnership to increase passenger traffic along their routes. It will enable Emirates to advertise connections to Canadian cities beyond Toronto. The President of Emirates, Tim Clark, stated,

“We are delighted to establish a partnership with Air Canada, to expand our reach into more points in North America. Partnering with Canada’s flag carrier enables us to offer customers seamless connectivity when flying to domestic points within Canada via Toronto. Besides the added-value benefits and rewarding experiences that leisure and business travelers of both airlines can look forward to, the partnership allows Air Canada’s customers to travel to destinations across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, thanks to our expansive network via our hub in Dubai.”

Emirates Boeing 777 Landing at JFK

Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

The President and CEO of Air Canada, Michael Rousseau, shared the airlines’ enthusiasm for the new codeshare agreement. Rousseau said,

“This exciting new partnership with Emirates will allow Air Canada to meaningfully broaden the choice of flight options for our customers. It will create easier connections between Canada and destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. As well, it will allow us to draw more connecting traffic through our Toronto global hub and expand our presence in these dynamic regions where demand for global travel is expected to grow,”

Frequent flyer rewards

The airlines are currently working on a reciprocal frequent flyer program where Skywards and Aeroplan members can earn and redeem points on flights operated by Air Canada and Emirates. These passengers will also be able to access the applicable airport lounges of both airlines.

What do you think of this codeshare agreement? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Air Canada Airbus A320-211 C-GQCA

    Air Canada

    IATA/ICAO Code:
    AC/ACA

    Airline Type:
    Full Service Carrier

    Hub(s):
    Calgary International Airport, Montréal–Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport

    Year Founded:
    1967

    Alliance:
    Star Alliance

    CEO:
    Michael Rousseau

    Country:
    Canada

  • Emirates, Airbus A380, Penultimate

    Emirates

    IATA/ICAO Code:
    EK/UAE

    Airline Type:
    Full Service Carrier

    Hub(s):
    Dubai International Airport

    Year Founded:
    1985

    CEO:
    Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

    Country:
    United Arab Emirates

Source: simpleflying.com

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