(17 Dec 2020)
Air Canada has launched thrice weekly flights between
Toronto and Doha, Qatar.
The airline will operate the route with Boeing
787-9 Dreamliner aircraft offering 298 seats in a three-class
The inaugural flight on Tuesday was the first ever Air
Canada flight to Doha and signifies the further strengthening of
relations between Canada and the State of Qatar.
Qatar Airways and
Air Canada recently signed a codeshare agreement applicable for
travel between Doha and Toronto. The agreement will enable both
airline’s passengers to enjoy seamless, one stop connections to
and from Toronto via Hamad
International Airport and onwards to more than 75 destinations in
Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, said, “I am
delighted to strengthen our relationship with Qatar Airways, one
of the world’s best airlines, which will allow Air Canada to
better respond to shifting demand trends. As Air Canada rebuilds
its global network, we are strategically developing new routes and
pivoting towards markets that cater to Canada’s growing
multicultural population. 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.”
Qatar Airways began flying to Canada in June 2011
with thrice weekly flights to Montreal that expanded to four
flights per week
in December 2018. The airline has worked closely with the
Government of Canada and its embassies around the world throughout
the pandemic, temporarily operating thrice weekly services to
Toronto in addition to charter flights to Vancouver to help bring
more than 40,000 passengers home to Canada.
extremely delighted with this strong relationship that Qatar
Airways has with Air Canada under the pioneering leadership of my
friend, Calin Rovinescu who has put Air Canada’s strong brand on
the world aviation map,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker.
“Air Canada, one of the most successful
airlines in North America, will add huge value to Qatar Airways’
expanding network. 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.”