Saturday, June 10, 2023

Flydubai and Air Canada announce codeshare partnership

The new agreement will allow more Canadian travelers to seamlessly connect to multiple destinations on flydubai’s growing network through the Dubai Aviation Hub.

Dubai-based airline flydubai announced a new partnership with Air Canada to offer more convenient travel options to customers flying between Canada, the Middle East, East Africa, the Indian subcontinent and South Asia.

Pending final regulatory approval, the Air Canada marketing code will be placed on nine routes operated by flydubai from Dubai, allowing customers to travel to these markets with the issuance of a single ticket.

The nine routes include Bahrain, Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah and Muscat in the GCC as well as Colombo and Karachi in the Indian subcontinent. Additionally, through an interline agreement, customers will be able to seamlessly connect in Dubai to over 60 destinations operated by fly Dubai in the Middle East, East Africa and South Asia, including Djibouti, Kathmandu and the Maldives.

Over 30 of these destinations are exclusive to Fly Dubai and are not flown by other Air Canada partners.

Commenting on the codeshare announcement, Hamad Obaidallah, Chief Commercial Officer, flydubai, said, “We are delighted to add Air Canada to our list of partners and provide their passengers with a seamless travel experience on the flydubai network. We look forward to taking this partnership forward that offers passengers the benefit and convenience of connecting through the Dubai Aviation Hub and we look forward to welcoming them on board soon.”

Mark Gallardo, Air Canada’s Executive Vice-President of Revenue and Network Planning, said: ‘Air Canada is pleased to partner with flydubai, expanding our connectivity to the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, a growing area of ​​immigration and travel to Canada. is the source. , This new partnership is an ideal complement to Air Canada’s nonstop service to Dubai from Toronto and Vancouver, and furthers our relationship with Emirates, flydubai’s codeshare partner. Together we look forward to unify our network and create a better experience for our customers.’

The airlines also have plans to further improve the connection process in Dubai and are working to introduce expanded facilities and benefits for each other’s loyalty program members, which will be announced later this year.

Seats are available for sale now at, through Air Canada Contact Centers and travel agents.

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