Emirates to launch new Dubai-Montreal service in July

Emirates to launch new Dubai-Montreal service in July

DUBAI — Emirates has announced a second gateway in Canada starting this summer.

New daily service from Dubai to Montreal will kick off July 5, 2023, complementing the airline’s already existing passenger services to Toronto, which have been in operation since 2007.

The new Montreal flights will operate as EK243/244 with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration. Flight timings will offer Canadians convenient access to major leisure destinations beyond Dubai such as Thailand, Lebanon, India, Bali and French-speaking Indian Ocean destinations like Seychelles. 

“Emirates is excited to launch our second gateway into Canada as we expand our reach in the country with direct services from our hub in Dubai,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer. “As a major metropolitan centre and as Canada’s second largest city, we are pleased to add Montreal to our growing global network of over 130 destinations and strengthening our coverage in the Americas to reach 18 points served by our services from Dubai.”

The launch of services to Montreal comes on the heels of an expanded air transport agreement between Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), announced earlier this month. This will allow for 21 flights per week for each country, 50% more than the previous maximum number. 

“We would like to thank the UAE and Canadian authorities for the enhanced agreements, which have made this new destination possible. With our expanded reach into the country, we look forward to facilitating new trade lanes, which will bring a host of benefits to Canadian businesses and exporters in addition to promoting tourism into more cities and generating more jobs across all sectors, including those directly serving the aviation industry,” added Kazim.

Emirates has been operating to Toronto since 2007 and its flagship A380 service on the Dubai-Toronto route since 2009. From April 20, 2023, Emirates will serve Toronto with daily A380 service. 

With the addition of Montreal, the airline will provide two points for travellers planning trips to and from Canada. This will also grow Emirates’ network across the Americas to two points in Canada, 12 U.S. cities, and four destinations across Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.


Customers of Emirates and Air Canada have access to an expansive network of destinations, thanks to their codeshare partnership. In addition to over 130 destinations that Emirates flies to, its customers currently have access to 19 Canadian destinations beyond Toronto through the partnership, while Air Canada customers are able to fly on Emirates to Dubai and access 17 cities in Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Far East. In addition, Emirates passengers are able to choose from over 140 routes operated by Air Canada on an interline basis, including 27 points in Canada and 94 routes between Canada and the U.S. and South America.

Through an enhanced interline arrangement between both airlines, Emirates passengers are now able to choose from 68 points from Montreal, including the U.S., Mexico, South America and the Caribbean, while also enjoying the simplicity of flight itineraries on a single-ticket and smooth connections. The most popular domestic points in Canada via Montreal include Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Halifax. 

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