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Air Canada has inaugurated its new non-stop service between Dubai International (DXB) and its hub at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
The route marks the airline’s first non-stop flight between the destinations and the only non-stop service connecting the Middle East and Western Canada.
Air Canada currently operates a daily year-round service between Dubai and Toronto in southeastern Canada.
All flights are timed to optimise connections with Air Canada's North American network and Emirates’ network beyond Dubai.
Air Canada vice president of International Affairs, Network and Partnerships Mary-Jane Lorette said: “We are excited to now offer not one, but two routes from the most populous city in the UAE to our Canadian hubs in Vancouver and Toronto.
"Air Canada’s recent move to Dubai International Terminal 3 underscores the significance of our strategic partnership with Emirates and the importance of our flights between the UAE and Canada, providing connections to over 200 destinations across the Air Canada and Emirates networks, with the added benefit of travelling on one ticket.”
The Consul General of Canada in Dubai and the Northern Emirates Tracy Reynolds added: “Vancouver and Dubai have a lot to offer each other; this new link will elevate the Canada-UAE relationship and enable more travel, trade and understanding between our two countries, and will especially benefit the 45,000 Canadians living in the UAE.”
Bookings can be made on the airline’s website, via the Air Canada App, and at Air Canada's Contact Centres and travel agencies.
For more information, visit www.aircanada.com