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Air Canada moves to Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport

Air Canada has moved to Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.

The airlines said that Air Canada moving to Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport is a “customer service milestone in the two airlines’ strategic partnership”. Dubai’s Terminal 3 is exclusively used by Emirates and Air Canada gaining access to it is indeed a big thing. The airlines say that this co-location “will significantly improve the connecting experience for customers and underscores the benefits of the partnership between the two airlines launched in November 2022”.

Passengers transiting in Dubai between the Americas on Air Canada and the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asiaand Africa on Emirates will enjoy a easy and expedited experience with the convenience of remaining in the same terminal.

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.

said Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates.

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The first inbound flight arrived on 26th July 2023 at Terminal 3 and the first outbound flight took-off on 27th July 2023. Dedicated Air Canada check-in and bag drop counters for Signature Class will be available in the First & Business Class Dropoff & Premium Economy and Economy will be located in the main entrance. Air Canada Signature Class customers and eligible Aeroplan Elite members (Aeroplan 50K and above) will also have access to the Emirates Business Class lounge located in Terminal 3.

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.

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

Since November 2022, the carriers have expanded their codeshare relationship to 42 routes, enhanced their underlying interline agreement, developed a reciprocal loyalty partnership for passengers to earn and redeem points, enhanced co-operation between their Cargo businesses and have increased capacity into their respective hubs. Air Canada has also developed a partnership with Emirates’ sister-airline, flydubai. Aeroplan and Skywards members are able to collect and redeem points when travelling with Air Canada or Emirates.

Air Canada will also commence a 4-weekly service between Vancouver and Dubai in late-October 2023 while Emirates recently started daily flights to Montréal and upgraded its Toronto route to a daily frequency. Air Canada continues to operate a daily flight on Toronto-Dubai route.

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