MONTREAL — Air Canada is making the move to Terminal at Dubai International (DXB), marking a new milestone in its strategic partnership with Emirates.
As of July 26, customers transiting in Dubai between the Americas on Air Canada and the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Africa on Emirates will be able to remain in the same terminal and enjoy a more seamless and expedited travel experience.
“We are delighted to welcome Air Canada to Emirates Terminal 3 in Dubai, which marks another step forward in our strategic partnership to deliver even more value to travellers,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer. “Co-locating at T3 means Air Canada customers can enjoy a smooth connection experience when transiting in Dubai onto Emirates’ global network, and those eligible can enjoy access to Emirates’ signature Business Class Lounges and other hub facilities in Dubai prior to their flight.”
Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President Network & Revenue Planning at Air Canada, added: “Air Canada’s new home at Dubai International Terminal 3 is an important milestone which underscores the significance of our strategic partnership with Emirates and the importance of our flights between the UAE and Canada. We extend our sincere appreciation to both Emirates and Dubai Airports for their partnership in facilitating this move, which will greatly benefit our mutual customers.”
The first inbound Air Canada flight landing at Terminal 3 is scheduled to arrive on July 26, with the first outbound flight scheduled to depart from Dubai to Toronto on July 27. Dedicated Air Canada check-in and bag drop counters for Signature Class will be available in the First & Business Class Dropoff, Premium Economy and Economy will be located in the main entrance. Air Canada Signature Class customers and eligible Aeroplan Elite members (Aeroplan 50K and above) will also have access to the Emirates Business Class lounge located in Terminal 3.
Air Canada and Emirates launched their codeshare partnership back in November 2022. Since then, the two carriers have expanded their partnership o 42 routes, enhanced their underlying interline agreement, developed a reciprocal loyalty partnership for customers to earn and redeem points, enhanced co-operation between their Cargo businesses, and have increased capacity into their respective hubs. Air Canada has also developed a partnership with Emirates’ sister airline, flydubai.
Emirates began its daily Boeing 777 service between Montreal and Dubai in July, which complements its expanded daily Airbus A380 schedule between Toronto and Dubai. Air Canada will be commencing its new non-stop four times weekly flights between Dubai and Vancouver on October 30, 2023 with its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, which will complement its daily service between Toronto and Dubai.