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Air Canada and Emirates Add Montréal to Codeshare Agreement

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Canadian flag carrier Air Canada and Dubai-based Emirates are extending their codeshare agreement to flights operating to and from the Canadian city of Montréal (YUL).

The addition of Montréal means that both Air Canada and Emirates passengers will have the ability to connect seamlessly to more destinations on each other’s route networks than ever before.

Let’s take a look at the details and what this means for passengers.

Air Canada and Emirates Montréal Codeshare

The essence of a codeshare is that it enables passengers to connect seamlessly from 1 airline to another all while only having to purchase 1 ticket.

Now, thanks to the successful launch of Emirates’ Dubai to Montréal route in July 2023, the airline has decided that Montréal will be the second Canadian city (the other being Toronto) to benefit from a codeshare between the 2 airlines.

More significantly, those living in 11 cities across Canada will now be able to purchase 1 ticket from their hometown via Montréal to Dubai and beyond. Cities that will benefit from the extended codeshare include Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), and Ottawa (YOW).

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The codeshare also means that passengers will be able to check their bags all the way through to their final destination despite flying on both airlines on 1 journey.

Another benefit of the codeshare that must not be forgotten is that Aeroplan points or Skywards miles can also be used to redeem for flights on both airlines.

Emirates operates one of its 3-class Boeing 777-300 aircraft on its new route between Montréal and Dubai (DXB). Passengers can choose from first, business, or economy class.

When including the 19 Canadian codeshare destinations that are already available when flying through Toronto (YYZ), the addition of the Montréal codeshare agreement means there’ll be a total of 30 possible routes from Canada to Dubai and beyond.

Emirates’ Presence in North America

While Emirates only offers 2 nonstop services from Dubai to Canada, it has nonstop services to the following 12 U.S. cities: Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Orlando (MCO), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington, D.C. (IAD).

Final Thoughts

Air Canada and Emirates strengthened codeshare agreement means exciting new travel possibilities for those wishing to explore more of Canada as well as for Canadians who will have improved connectivity to Dubai and beyond.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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