Qatar Airways has officially inked a codeshare agreement with Air Canada for travel between Doha and Toronto.
Ticket sales have already kicked off, with the first codeshare flight scheduled to operate on December 15, 2020.
This new codeshare reinforces Qatar Airways’ long-term commitment to Canadian passengers and increases Canada’s global connectivity to support the recovery of tourism and trade. Its passengers can now enjoy seamless, one-stop connections to and from Toronto via Hamad International Airport.
Air Canada passengers will benefit from being able to book travel on Qatar Airways’ flights between Toronto and Doha and onwards to more than 75 destinations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker enthused on the development: “We are delighted to secure this strategic codeshare agreement with Air Canada to provide our travellers with a seamless journey to and from Toronto with excellence in state-of-the-art and sustainable aircraft, safety, comfort and onboard service. The agreement will increase choices for thousands of passengers and allows for smooth connectivity to a significant number of new destinations – particularly throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. By harnessing our complementary strengths, this agreement will also provide benefits to aid the recovery of international travel.”
The Qatari airline began flying to Canada in June 2011 with three weekly services to Montreal, which then increased to four weekly flights in December 2018. The airline has worked closely with the Government of Canada and its embassies around the world throughout the COVID-19 crisis, temporarily operating three weekly services to Toronto in addition to charter flights to Vancouver to help transport over 40,000 passengers home.