Etihad Airways has confirmed that it will
increase flights between Abu Dhabi and Canada’s largest city,
Toronto, from three to five weekly services, effective 28 October
flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring
40 seats in Business Class and 340 in Economy Class.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad
Aviation Group, said, “We have welcomed well over a million guests on our
flights to Toronto since we launched the service almost 13 years
ago. This development is great news for UAE nationals, for who
Canada is an exciting trade, touristic, and cultural partner, and
for Canadians, including the thousands residing here in the
emirates. The UAE is also Canada’s largest export market in the
MENA region, so the extra services are a boost for trade to and
from the area and beyond.”
Approximately 45,000 Canadian citizens reside in the UAE, with
over 150 Canadian companies registered across the country.
Citizens of both countries now enjoy visa-free entry for business
and tourism on stays of up to six months.
Airways has a codeshare partnership in place with Air Canada, with
the Canadian flag carrier placing its ‘AC’ code on Etihad services
from Toronto to Abu Dhabi and from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways places its ‘EY’ code on Air
Canada’s multiple daily services from Toronto to points across
Canada including Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, St.Johns, Halifax,
Regina, and Fort McMurray.
frequencies will also benefit Etihad Cargo customers who can
expect greater schedule flexibility and a 60% cargo
capacity increase on the route.