Effective November 2015, Air Canada will launch its non-stop service between Toronto and Dubai. The new route will enhance the airline’s presence in the region and boost connectivity from North America.
“This would be Air Canada’s seventh new international destination on the global network. The three-times-weekly Dubai service will boost the fast growing air travel between North America and the region, including more international connecting traffic over Toronto,” said Calin Rovinescu, president and chief executive officer at Air Canada.
The airline also welcomed its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet this year which has been a catalyst for international expansion plans.
Elaborating further Lisa Raitt, minister of transport, said: “The government is committed to helping the Canadian air industry increase its access to international markets. Air Canada’s new service will play an important role in opening new markets in the Middle East and offer more options.”
The airline currently serves the region through an extensive joint venture Star Alliance partner Lufthansa over Frankfurt and Munich.