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Air Canada and flydubai enter interline partnership

Air Canada and flydubai have entered an interline partnership to give passengers “more convenient travel options”.

Air Canada’s marketing code will be placed on nine routes operated from Dubai by flydubai, giving passengers the ability to travel to these markets with the issuance of a single ticket. The routes include the Middle Eastern cities of Medina, Dammam, Bahrain, Jeddah, and Muscat, as well as flights to Colombo, and Karachi on the Indian Subcontinent.

Air Canada is very pleased to partner with flydubai, further expanding our connectivity to the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, a growing source of immigration and travel to Canada. This new partnership is a perfect complement to Air Canada’s non-stop service to Dubai from Toronto and Vancouver, and growing our relationship with Emirates, flydubai’s codeshare partner. Together we look forward to bringing together our networks and building a better experience for our customers.

said Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President – Revenue and Network Planning, Air Canada.

Through an interline agreement, passengers will easily be able to connect in Dubai to more than 60 destinations that flydubai flies to in the Middle East, East Africa and Southern Asia – including Kathmandu, Djibouti and the Maldives. Of these destinations, more than 30 are unique to flydubai and not flown by other partners of Air Canada.

We are very pleased to be adding Air Canada to our list of partners and to offer their passengers a seamless travel experience on the flydubai network. We look forward to growing this partnership that offers passengers the benefits and the convenience of connecting via the Dubai aviation hub and we look forward to welcoming them on board soon.

said Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer, flydubai.

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Both Air Canada and flydubai also plan on further improving the connection process in Dubai, and are working toward introducing expanded features and benefits for one another’s loyalty programme members to be announced later this year.

flydubai is the second UAE-based airline to have a partnership with Air Canada. Last year, Emirates entered into a codeshare partnership with the flag carrier of Canada.

Meanwhile, Air Canada recently announced that it will connect Vancouver with Dubai via a nonstop flight.

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