Air Canada will fly to Dubai from Vancouver. It’s official. The service will be operated by the 787-9 and has long been speculated by many, with the official confirmation coming. The route announcement is a big one, not just in terms of its overall duration, with the western part of Canada now being connected with the Middle East. Still, it also offers the opportunity for onward travel thanks to Air Canada’s strategic partnership with Emirates.
Air Canada’s Vancouver to Dubai service will begin this October and depart Vancouver on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It’s an expansion that also boosts their broader international network and joins an already existing daily service between Toronto and Dubai.
The market is being labelled as competitive, and to get a proper foot in the door, Air Canada sees this following route announcement as the logical step. Not only is it set to benefit Canadians, but Air Canada says it will also allow those in Dubai, the UAE, the Middle East or other destinations that use Dubai as a through point and gateway to experience what British Colombia has to offer.
While expected to benefit the travelling public, the route has also been launched with the mindset that Dubai is essential to Canada regarding business and more.
Therefore, establishing a nonstop connection between British Colombia and Dubai with the flag carrier is a meaningful step. Doing so with the new 787 Dreamliner, equipped with Air Canada’s latest product, is also massively essential to the long-term success of the route.