Air Canada to connect Vancouver-Dubai with Boeing 787
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Air Canada to connect Vancouver-Dubai with Boeing 787

Air Canada to connect Vancouver-Dubai with Boeing 787

The carrier will use Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Vancouver and Dubai flights, which features three cabins services

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Air Canada Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner

Air Canada is expanding its international network with the addition of new, non-stop flights from its hub at Vancouver International Airport to Dubai.

The new route will operate four times weekly beginning October 28, 2023, onboard the carrier’s flagship Dreamliner fleet. The airline’s new Vancouver-Dubai flights will complement its daily service between Toronto and Dubai, broadening its presence in fast-growing international markets.

“We are extremely pleased to add the only non-stop service linking Vancouver and Dubai, two iconic and vibrant global destinations. In cooperation with our codeshare and frequent flyer partner Emirates, our Vancouver-Dubai flights will connect to a multitude of destinations across the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and East Africa in Dubai, providing customers with choice and convenience while travelling for business or visiting friends and family,” said Mark Galardo, senior vice president, network planning and revenue management at Air Canada.

“Direct air travel is the lifeline of modern business, allowing entrepreneurs to connect with clients, partners, and opportunities across the globe with speed and efficiency,” Bridgitte Anderson, president and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade said adding that connecting Vancouver directly with more destinations brings the city closer, drives innovation and encourages economic growth.

“With this new route, British Columbia will be connected to a significant market that can only benefit the province’s visitor economy considering the UAE ranks fifth in the world in terms of outbound expenditures on travel and tourism according to the UNWTO,” said Walt Judas, president and CEO, Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia.

Air Canada’s international services

Air Canada’s international onboard services showcase some of the country’s best culinary talent through the carrier’s panel of celebrated chefs, comprising award-winning, Vancouver-based chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij and renowned Montreal chefs Antonio Park and Jérôme Ferrer.

Complementing the culinary journey is a selection of top wines chosen by leading Canadian sommelier, Véronique Rivest.

Air Canada connects Vancouver-DubaiCustomers have opportunities to collect and redeem points through Aeroplan, Canada’s leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits including Air Canada’s exclusive Signature Suite at Vancouver airport.

The Vancouver and Dubai flights will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring three cabins of service for customers to choose from, including Signature Class with lie-flat seats, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Meanwhile, Emirates and Air Canada established a codeshare alliance in November 2022. The agreement will allow customers of both airlines to access 46 destinations across the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Most of these are through Emirates networks, with Air Canada offering six domestic destinations as a part of the agreement.

Read: Emirates, Air Canada sign strategic agreement to set up codeshare partnership

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