Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways to increase frequency to Toronto from October 2018
July 31, 2018: Etihad Airways will increase its flights frequency to Toronto, Canada’s largest city, from three to five weekly services.
The service, that will be effective October 28 this year, will be operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring 40 seats in Business Class and 340 in Economy Class.
Trade will also benefit from the additional frequencies as Etihad Cargo customers can expect greater schedule flexibility and a 60 percent cargo capacity increase on the route.
Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group said: “We have welcomed well over a million guests on our flights to Toronto since we launched the service almost 13 years ago. This development is great news for UAE nationals, for who Canada is an exciting trade, touristic, and cultural partner, and for Canadians, including the thousands residing here in the emirates. The UAE is also Canada’s largest export market in the MENA region, so the extra services are a boost for trade to and from the area and beyond.”
Etihad Airways inaugurated services to Toronto on October 2005.
Approximately 45,000 Canadian citizens reside in the UAE, with over 150 Canadian companies registered across the country. Citizens of both countries now enjoy visa-free entry for business and tourism on stays of up to six months.
Etihad Airways has a codeshare partnership in place with Air Canada, with the Canadian flag carrier placing its ‘AC’ code on Etihad services from Toronto to Abu Dhabi and from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways places its ‘EY’ code on Air Canada’s multiple daily services from Toronto to points across Canada including Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, St.Johns, Halifax, Regina, and Fort McMurray.