Air Canada Inaugurates Non-Stop 787-9 YYZ-DXB Route
With the departure of AC056, Air Canada launched new service between Toronto and Dubai on November 4th. The new route will be operated 3 times weekly using AC's most modern aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring its new cabin interior design with 3 classes of service.
"Air Canada is very proud today to commence service to Dubai from our Toronto global hub at a time of increased travel between North America and the region. By extending our reach with our new non-stop service to Dubai, we are providing customers more convenient options for traveling to the Middle East using the newest, most modern aircraft in our fleet," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "Today's inaugural also underscores Air Canada's commitment to its international expansion strategy, with its focus on transforming its Toronto Pearson hub into a convenient global connecting point for travel throughout the airline's extensive and expanding international, transborder and domestic networks."
Since December 2014, Air Canada and Air Canada rouge have announced new international service to Dubai, Delhi, Brisbane, Lyon, London-Gatwick, Casablanca, Prague, Budapest, Glasgow and Warsaw. As a result of its ongoing expansion, Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 52 in the U.S. and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Pictured cutting the traditional ribbon at the departure gate at YYZ are Air Canada crew along with Tracey Bellamy, Director, Global Accounts & Francois Choquette, Director Specialty Sales.