Skywards and Aeroplan members will be able to earn points or miles when flying with both airlines
Emirates and Air Canada have launched their codeshare partnership. Customers of both carriers can now fly to 46 destinations spanning three continents across the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Codeshare tickets will be available for sale to 35 markets for travel effective from 1 December 2022 with 11 additional markets to be added, pending final regulatory approval, and the potential for more markets to be included beyond that.
Emirates customers will be able to book codeshare flights to and from Canadian points beyond Toronto, including Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver.
Similarly, Air Canada will place its code on routes operated by Emirates from its hub in Dubai, expanding the airline’s reach across the Indian subcontinent and unlocking more destinations, including Colombo, Dhaka, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.
The airlines' reciprocal frequent flyer offering will allow members of Aeroplan and Skywards to earn and redeem points on flights operated by both Emirates and Air Canada.
Along with benefits for Aeroplan Elite and Skywards members when travelling on the partner airline, passengers will soon be able to take advantage of reciprocal lounge access.
Commenting on the announcement, Emirates Airline President Sir Tim Clark said: “We are delighted to establish a partnership with Air Canada, to expand our reach into more points in North America. Partnering with Canada’s flag carrier enables us to offer customers seamless connectivity when flying to domestic points within Canada via Toronto and allows Air Canada’s customers to travel to destinations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, thanks to our expansive network via our hub in Dubai.”
Air Canada president and chief executive officer Michael Rousseau added: "This exciting new partnership with Emirates will allow Air Canada to meaningfully broaden the choice of flight options for our customers. It will create easier connections between Canada and destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent and allow us to draw more connecting traffic through our Toronto global hub and expand our presence in these dynamic regions where demand for global travel is expected to grow."
For more information, visit www.emirates.com