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Emirates and Air Canada Celebrate the Move of Air Canada’s Operations to Terminal 3 at DXB

From July 26, 2023, Air Canada will move their operations at Dubai International Airport to Terminal 3, co-locating with their strategic partner, Emirates. The move will provide more seamless connectivity for Air Canada customers transiting via Dubai with Emirates.

Air Canada to Co-Locate With Emirates in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport From July 26, 2023 - Courtesy Air Canada

On Tuesday (July 25, 2023), Air Canada announced that from July 26, 2023, they will co-locate in Terminal 3 with their strategic partner Emirates at Dubai International Airport (DXB). With the move, customers from the Americas traveling with Air Canada will enjoy more seamless onward connectivity via Dubai with Emirates to destinations in the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Africa. The first inbound Air Canada flight to Termina 3 is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday July 26th, while the first outbound flight from Dubai to Toronto will depart on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

In today’s announcement, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, said,

“We are delighted to welcome Air Canada to Emirates Terminal 3 in Dubai, which marks another step forward in our strategic partnership to deliver even more value to travellers. Co-locating at T3 means Air Canada customers can enjoy a smooth connection experience when transiting in Dubai onto Emirates’ global network, and those eligible can enjoy access to Emirates’ signature Business Class Lounges and other hub facilities in Dubai prior to their flight. Working closely with Air Canada, we hope to further enhance travel experiences and offer even more convenient connectivity for travellers.”

Also commenting on the relocation to DXB’s Terminal 3, Air Canada’s EVP – Network & Revenue Planning, Mark Galardo, said,

“Air Canada’s new home at Dubai International Terminal 3 is an important milestone which underscores the significance of our strategic partnership with Emirates and the importance of our flights between the UAE and Canada. We extend our sincere appreciation to both Emirates and Dubai Airports for their partnership in facilitating this move, which will greatly benefit our mutual customers. In addition to Air Canada's customers benefiting from seamless onward connections to destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent with our codeshare and frequent flyer partner Emirates, they will also enjoy an elevated experience throughout their airport journey.”

Welcoming Air Canada to T3, Dubai Airports’ Chief Operating Officer, Majed Al Joker, added,

“In addition to a long history of partnership, Dubai Airports and Air Canada share a common goal of consistently delivering exceptional service and exceeding guest satisfaction. This relocation will streamline operations for Air Canada, enable us to optimise our airport’s efficiency and improve the overall travel experience. Terminal 3 is a world-class facility designed to cater to the evolving needs of modern travellers, with biometric touchpoints, spacious and comfortable waiting areas, and a wide variety of dining and shopping outlets.”

Air Canada and Emirates have expanded their codeshare relationship to 42 routes since November 2022. The airlines have also enhanced their underlying interline agreement, established a reciprocal loyalty partnership, enhanced cargo business cooperation, and increased capacity from their respective hubs. Additionally, Air Canada has established a partnership with Emirates’ sister airline, flydubai. Emirates began daily Boeing 777 service between Montreal and Dubai in July, complementing their expanded daily flagship Airbus A380 service between Toronto and Dubai. From October 30, 2023, Air Canada will offer four weekly Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights between Vancouver and Dubai, complementing their existing daily service between Toronto and Dubai.

Source(s): Air Canada, Emirates


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