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Emirates to Launch New Montreal-Dubai Service

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Emirates may soon announce a new daily non-stop flight between Montreal and Dubai, operated with a Boeing 777.

We announced the rise in flights between Canada and the United Arab Emirates in an article last week. Since then, Emirates and Etihad Airways have opted to boost the number of times they fly to Toronto.

Four new weekly flights between Vancouver and Dubai will now be operated directly by Air Canada.

Additionally, during the past few hours, we have learned from a number of sources that Emirates is getting ready to begin operating a new daily direct flight between Montreal and Dubai. Furthermore, this should begin on July 5, 2023!

This flight would be operated by a Boeing 777:

EK 243    Dubai      02:30      08:00         Montreal
EK 244    Montreal 10:20       06:30 (+1) Dubai

What configuration will be applied to this service is still unknown. Specifically, whether it’s the New First Class “Game Changer” or rather the outdated cabin (which is present in the majority of the B777 aircraft).

Whatever the case, this is fantastic news for Montreal. In addition to making it easier to travel to the Middle East, Quebec would now have access to all of Emirates’ destinations, including those in Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

Especially now that, if you have a lot of Aeroplan points, it is possible to use them to book flights on Emirates, including in First Class! In addition, Air Canada and Emirates have strengthened their collaboration.

According to the agreement with the Canadian authorities, UAE Airlines will have operated a total of 21 weekly flights after the introduction of this new flight:

Emirates operates seven weekly flights between Toronto and Dubai.
Etihad Airways operates seven weekly flights between Toronto and Abu Dhabi.
Emirates operates seven weekly flights between Montreal and Dubai.

Regarding Air Canada, the airline has a substantial supply of flights to the United Arab Emirates. As of right now, Air Canada will “only” offer:

7 flights each week connect Toronto with Dubai
There are four weekly flights from Vancouver to Dubai.

With only 10 weekly flights left, Air Canada or even WestJet will have to fill the gap. This might result in further flights from Montreal or, if Vancouver’s flight is successful in terms of demand, a daily service!

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