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Emirates Expands Codeshare Agreement with Air Canada in Montreal

The Quebec city has been added to Emirates' global network via its codeshare agreement with Air Canada, giving even more benefits to connection opportunities to passengers of each airline

by Lauren Smith

August 21, 2023

Photo: Courtesy of Emirates

Emirates and Air Canada have expanded their codesharing agreement, allowing passengers to book a single flight to access eleven Canadian cities through Montréal.

Emirates and Air Canada joined forces in late 2022, with reciprocal points redemption and codesharing on flights through Toronto. As part of the partnership, Emirates launched a second service to Canada, to Montréal (YUL), in July, using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and serving a point-to-point (P2P) market that in 2019 totaled 22,000 roundtrip travelers.

The new codesharing agreement now covers new flights to and from Montréal.

Photo: Air Canada, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Courtesy of John McArthur / Unsplash

Codesharing will enable travelers from Dubai (DXB) to access 11 Canadian destinations through Montréal on one ticket. Passengers departing Canada can check their luggage through to their final destination and take advantage of Emirates’ bag allowance. At the same time, those entering Canada will need to have their bags clear Canadian customs in Montréal.

The eleven Canadian destinations include Halifax (YHZ), Edmonton (YEG), Ottawa (YOW), and Calgary (YYC) – “perfect for leisure and business travelers or those visiting family or friends,” Emirates said.

These flights can be booked either through Emirates or Air Canada.

Montreal is also a gateway to 69 destinations in Canada and the U.S. through interline arrangements.

Photo: Boeing 777-300ER. Courtesy of Emirates.

Additionally, Canadian travelers can now access Emirates’ global network of destinations, including dozens of cities across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, through Montréal and the Emirates hub in Dubai.

Emirates travelers can access 19 Air Canada destinations through Toronto under the existing codesharing agreement between the two airlines. Additionally, travelers can earn and redeem miles in Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program on Air Canada flights.

Emirates announced last month that it had reached codesharing agreements with 29 airlines worldwide and interline arrangements with 117 partners. Fifty thousand travelers connect to their final destination each week with Emirates codesharing or interline partners, the airline said.