New interline agreement offers expanded travel across Canada and the
world in one seamless itinerary
TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Emirates and WestJet today announced the
launch of an interline agreement that offers passengers expanded global
air travel, via two internationally admired airlines - with one easy
The new arrangement makes global travel more accessible for outbound
passengers who can now connect to the Emirates network via WestJet,
traveling to Dubai and beyond to any of the 114 destinations that
Emirates flies. The partnership will also help to boost tourism,
business and investment from the United Arab Emirates and countries
throughout the airline's global network to the numerous Canadian cities
served by WestJet.
"Emirates' partnership with WestJet will allow travelers to explore our
vast network of diverse and remarkable destinations with added ease and
seamless connections on Canada's most celebrated airline," said Don
McWilliam, Manager Canada, Emirates airline.
"WestJet has consistently been recognized for its first-rate service and
modern fleet, which aligns perfectly with Emirates' offering of
unparalleled in-flight experience and luxury," he added.
Emirates flies three times weekly from Toronto to Dubai and on to more
than 100 destinations around the world. The new partnership allows
travelers to book flights with connecting service on WestJet to more
than 20 cities across Canada where WestJet flies.
In Toronto, Emirates departs from Terminal 1 and WestJet operates from
Terminal 3. Passengers can connect quickly and easily through a
two-minute airport train transfer system that runs regularly between
the two terminals.
The new partnership also allows more Canadians to take advantage of
Emirates' recently launched Dubai Stopover Program - an exceptional
hotel and sightseeing package designed to introduce Emirates passengers
to Dubai; a world-class tourist destination. Packages start from as
little as $39 CAD per person per night and allow visitors to explore
one of the world's great cities before their holidays even begin.
Since its launch in 1985, Emirates airline has received more than 300
international awards in recognition of its efforts to provide
unsurpassed levels of customer service. Emirates operates out of Dubai
with no government protection or subsidies and in an environment that
does not restrict competition.
Emirates serves 114 cities around the globe with a young and
technologically advanced fleet of aircraft to support the expansion of
its international route. Operations on Emirates from New York, Houston,
Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto connect North America to the
world through the airline's route network with extensive connections to
the Far East, Australia, Africa and India Subcontinent. Emirates'
central office for Canada is located in Toronto at 90 Sheppard Avenue
East and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
For additional information, please visit www.emirates.com/ca.
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service
throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted
into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named
one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in
Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live
seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 96
Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries
for an additional 39 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one
of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
SOURCE Emirates airline
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