Air Canada and Emirates marked a customer service milestone in their strategic collaboration with the relocation of Air Canada’s operations to Dubai International’s (DXB) flagship Terminal 3 on July 26th. The co-location of operations in one of the world’s top terminals will significantly improve the connecting experience for customers and emphasizes the benefits of the two airlines’ partnership, which will begin in November 2022.
Customers travelling between the Americas on Air Canada and the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Africa on Emirates will have a smooth and accelerated experience while staying in the same terminal.
On July 26, the first Air Canada flight is expected to land at Terminal 3, and on July 27, the first flight out of Toronto is expected to leave Dubai. The First & Business Class Dropoff will have dedicated Air Canada check-in and bag drop stations, while Premium Economy and Economy will be in the main entrance. The Emirates Business Class lounge in Terminal 3 is also open to guests of Air Canada Signature Class and qualified Aeroplan Elite members (Aeroplan 50K and above).
In addition to its extended daily Airbus A380 schedule between Toronto and Dubai, Emirates started its daily Boeing 777 service between Montreal and Dubai in July. In a supplement to its daily service between Toronto and Dubai, Air Canada will launch its new nonstop four times weekly flights between Dubai and Vancouver on October 30, 2023, using its premier Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet.