The Emirates and Canada story began on October 29, 2007, with the launch of three weekly nonstop flights from Dubai to Toronto and vice versa. This is the maximum number of weekly flights we can operate under the current Air Transport Agreement between Canada and the UAE. Every year, these flights operate at near capacity, consistently averaging over 90% seat occupancy. It is an indication there is plenty of demand to be filled and a daily service between Toronto and Dubai could benefit travelers, businesses, and tourism.
In the longer term, we would also like to expand our services to more Canadian cities, such as Calgary and Vancouver, in the same way that we have grown in other markets such as Australia, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Read more about Emirates’ operations in our factsheet Emirates and Canada.