Emirates to add two flights on Dubai-Toronto-Dubai route from August 18

Emirates is planning to introduce two additional flights to its Toronto (YYZ) service, to complement its existing schedule. The additional Toronto flights will be introduced on August 18, 2018 and will operate on a Saturday departing Dubai as EK241 at 0330 hrs and arrive in Toronto at 0930 hrs.

The return flight, EK242, leaves Toronto at 1425 hrs and arrives in Dubai at 1140 hrs the next day. On Sundays, EK241 will depart at 03.30 hrs and arrive in Toronto at 09.30 hrs. The return flight, EK242, will leave Toronto at 14:30 and arrives in Dubai at 11:25 the next day. Winter schedules will come into effect on October 28, 2018. Both flights will be operated by the Emirates A380 with private suites in First Class, lie flat seats in Business Class and spacious seats in Economy Class.

Emirates introduced new aircraft on the route from a Boeing 777 in October 2007 to the flagship A380 in 2009. The A380 scheduled service increased passenger capacity on the Toronto service by 40 per cent and since then, passenger occupancy on the route has been consistently full, averaging 90 per cent with demand outstripping supply. The additional frequency will fulfill the strong demand on the route and add 65 per cent capacity to the market.

The additional flights will give travellers from Toronto and from across Emirates’ network more choice and connectivity when booking their travel via the Dubai hub. Passengers from Canada will also be able to take advantage of the additional flights to travel to destinations like Dhaka, Kabul, Tehran, Karachi, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Johannesburg. The additional flights will also unlock connectivity to Emirates’ partner airline, FlyDubai’s regional network with conveniently timed connections to Ha’il, Dammam and Medina in Saudi Arabia; Najaf, Basra and Erbil in Iraq; Kuwait, Colombo, Dar-es-Salam and Bahrain.

As of June 5, UAE nationals no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays. Emirates also has established codeshare partnerships in Canada with WestJet and Alaska Airlines, connecting travellers from across its global network to more Canadian cities and vice-versa. Reciprocally, Canadian nationals can receive a 30-day visa on arrival when visiting the UAE, reported TBM.