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Emirates and WestJet seal interline agreement

Originally published on www.businesstravellerme.com 02/10/2011 - Filed under: News »

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Emirates and Canadian carrier WestJet have struck an interline agreement.

It provides a compromise for the Dubai carrier, enabling it to gain a foothold in Canada while failing to secure more direct flights.

Emirates is restricted to three times weekly flights from Toronto to Dubai.

But now through this partnership, its travellers can book flights with connecting services on WestJet to more than 20 cities across Canada.

Conversely, WestJet passengers can now fly to Dubai and beyond to any of Emirates' 114 destinations.

Don McWilliam, Manager Canada, Emirates, said the partnership will aid "seamless connections".

In Toronto, Emirates departs from Terminal 1 and WestJet operates from Terminal 3, and passengers can connect through a two-minute airport train transfer.

Business Traveller mooted the deal last December as a solution to ongoing tensions surrounding air traffic rights between the UAE and Canada (click here).

Last week, Emirates announced its intentions to ramp up US services next year (click here).

For more information, visit emirates.com

Report by Dominic Ellis

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