Air Canada Begins Service To Doha In Cooperation Agreement With Qatar Airways

Mark Stachiew, Open Jaw

Air Canada announced the start of a strategic cooperation agreement Wednesday with Qatar Airways allowing both airlines to expand their relationship, in conjunction with the launch of Air Canada's non-stop service between YYZ and DOH. This new agreement will provide customers access to a multitude of connections across the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, through Qatar Airways' Doha hub.

"As more of our customers resume international travel next year, this enhanced agreement will allow Canadians more convenient options to visit family and friends, as well as open-up exciting new destinations," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada in a statement.

Air Canada operated its first non-stop flight between Toronto and Doha on DEC15. This route will operate three times weekly onboard the carrier's state-of-the-art flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with 298 seats featuring a choice of Signature, Premium Economy and Economy services.

Air Canada's flights are timed to optimize connections through both Air Canada's Toronto global hub as well as Qatar's Doha hub. Seats are available for sale now through all booking channels including, the Air Canada App and travel advisors.

Flight schedule from Toronto-Doha:

Customers travelling are advised to check applicable websites including those of their final destination and the Government of Canada website to review any entry document or quarantine requirements, which may evolve and change without notice.

Customers can also collect and redeem Aeroplan points when travelling with Air Canada and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

“Canada is a strategically important market for Qatar Airways, and this service will complement our existing four weekly service to Montreal and provide our travellers with additional options when planning travel to and from Canada,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker in a statement.

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