Air Canada and flydubai unveil partnership that will strengthen ties between Canada and the Middle East, East Africa, the Indian subcontinent and South Asia Français

  • The airline will operate codeshare flights in 9 markets and interline flights in more than 60 other markets besides Dubai

MONTREAL, May 17, 2023 /CNW/ – Air Canada and flydubai today announced a new partnership that will provide more convenient options for traveling customers Canada and the Middle East, East Africa, the Indian subcontinent or South Asia.

Once final regulatory approval is granted, Air Canada will add its marketing codes on nine routes operated by flydubai from Dubai, so customers can travel in these markets with the issuance of a single ticket. This connection will primarily serve the cities of Medina, UnluckyBahrain, Jeddah and Muscat in the Middle East, as well as cities Colombo And Karachi on the Indian subcontinent.

Additionally, through the interline agreement, customers will be able to enjoy hassle-free connections in Dubai to more than 60 destinations served by flydubai in the Middle East, East Africa and South Asia, including Kathmandu, Djibouti and it Maldives. Of these destinations, thirty are unique to flydubai and are not served by other Air Canada partners.

“Air Canada is thrilled to partner with flydubai and increase its connectivity to the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, two regions that are growing sources of immigration and travel to countries. Canada, said Mark Galardo, Vice President General – Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada. This new partnership is the perfect complement to the non-stop service to Dubai Toronto and from Vancouver, and this strengthens our relationship with Emirates, flydubai’s codeshare operating partner airline. We are excited to bring our network together and create a better experience for our customers. »

Commenting on the announcement of this codeshare operation, Mr Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer of flydubai, said: “We are very excited to add Air Canada to our list of partners and offer its passengers a seamless journey on the flydubai network. We hope this partnership will grow as it provides benefits and convenience for passengers to connect via the Dubai hub, and we look forward to welcoming them on board soon. »

The airlines also plan to further improve the connecting process in Dubai, and are working to offer new features and reciprocal privileges to members of their respective loyalty programs, which will be announced later this year.

Tickets are on sale now at aircanada.comthrough Air Canada Service Centers and through travel agents.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is the largest airline in Canada, the country’s flagship airline and one of the founding members of the Star Alliance network – the world’s largest airline group. Air Canada’s scheduled non-stop routes connect more than 180 airports worldwide Canada, in the United States and abroad on six continents. Air Canada holds a four-star rating from Skytrax. Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is the airline’s premier loyalty program. Canada in terms of travel. It offers its members the possibility to earn or redeem points with the world’s largest network of operator partners, numbering 45, and earn a variety of rewards – merchandise, hotel stays or vehicle rentals. Air Canada Cargo, Air Canada’s cargo division, has the capacity and connectivity to serve hundreds of destinations on six continents using Air Canada’s passenger flights and all-cargo flights. Air Canada has set a goal of becoming carbon neutral for all its operations globally by 2050. Air Canada shares are publicly traded at Toronto (TSX) in Canada and on the OCTQX platform in the United States.

About flydubai

Departing from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, flydubai airline has developed a network of more than 110 destinations in more than 50 countries in the region Board Gulf Cooperation (GCC) and Middle East, Africa, Asia, Caucasus, Europe central and southeastern, as well as on the Indian subcontinent. Since starting operations in June 2009, flydubai has strived to break down barriers in travel, create smoothness in trade and tourism, and increase connectivity between different cultures through online networks. The airline operates a young fleet of more than 75 Boeing 737 aircraft, providing passengers with comfortable and enjoyable travel services in both business and economy classes.

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