Emirates is increasing its frequency between Dubai and Toronto with two additional flights per week, following the breakthrough expanded air transport agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Canada. Starting from 20 April, daily flights will operate on the busy route to cater to the huge demand for passenger services. The move comes as bilateral relations between the two countries have significantly enhanced, with both countries set to reap vast economic benefits across a multitude of sectors and supply chains.
Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, hailed the development as a crucial one for the airline. He thanked all stakeholders and authorities involved in the pivotal agreement that will provide a boost to the aviation and tourism sectors in both countries. Emirates has been serving customers between Toronto and Dubai since 2007, and the demand arising from leisure and corporate travellers, diaspora and students has consistently outstripped the allocated capacity. This enhanced agreement represents a turning point for Emirates to serve its customers better, by offering more choice and flexibility, and meet pent up demand across its growing network.
Kazim added that the expansion of air services will help to further nurture business and trade ties between the two countries. The expansion of air services is also an affirmation of the growing importance of the UAE to Canada’s global connectivity, which Emirates can support through its global network of more than 130 destinations. Emirates will offer close to 2,000 additional seats to serve the busy route, representing a 40% increase in capacity between its hub city of Dubai and the Canadian point. The Dubai-Toronto route is highly popular amongst customers from India, UAE, Bangladesh, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka while the same countries represent top destinations for travellers from Toronto.
Emirates operates the flagship A380 aircraft on the Dubai-Toronto route, allowing 491 passengers across Economy Class, Business Class and First Class on each flight. Tickets can be booked by visiting www.emirates.com or through preferred travel agents. Last year, Emirates activated a codeshare partnership with Air Canada, allowing customers to enjoy seamless connectivity when flying to domestic points within Canada via Toronto. Air Canada’s customers can also travel to destinations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, in Emirates’ expansive network of over 130 destinations via its hub in Dubai. Together with the relevant authorities, Air Canada, and industry partners, Emirates looks forward to facilitating more tourism and trade opportunities between the two nations.
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