Air Canada will introduce non-stop service between Toronto and Dubai in November 2015, with three weekly flights serviced by Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the airline announced today.
The new route is the carrier’s seventh new international destination announced this year, said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Air Canada currently serves the region primarily through an extensive joint venture with its JV and Star Alliance partner Lufthansa over Frankfurt and Munich. In addition, the new route will build on Air Canada's existing codeshare relationship with Etihad Airways, with whom it codeshares on three flights a week between Toronto and Abu Dhabi, in the UAE.
Tickets for Dubai go on sale Dec. 16, 2014 and the three-times-weekly service starts on Nov. 3, 2015. Flights will provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access in Toronto, priority boarding and other benefits.