DOHA: Qatar Airways has finalised a codeshare agreement with Air Canada applicable for travel between Doha and Toronto.
Sales have started with the first codeshare flight to operate from 15 December. Qatar Airways passengers can now enjoy 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.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said: “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.”
Qatar Airways began flying to Canada in June 2011 with three weekly flights to Montreal that expanded to four weekly in December 2018.
The airline has worked closely with the Canadian government and its embassies around the world throughout the pandemic, temporarily operating three weekly services to Toronto in addition to charter flights to Vancouver to help bring more than 40,000 passengers home to Canada.