Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Montréal starting July 5.

Montréal is Emirates’ second gateway in Canada, its first being Toronto which it has operated since 2007.

The daily flights between Dubai and Montréal will operate as EK243/244 with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration and includes eight first class suites, 42 lie-flat seats in business class and 304 seats in economy.

Dates Flight Departure  Arrival
From July 5, 2023 EK243 (DXB/YUL) 02:30 08:00
EK244 (YUL/DXB) 10:20 06:30 (next day)
From November 5, 2023 EK243 (DXB/YUL) 02:30 07:15
EK244 (YUL/DXB) 09:30 06:40 (next day)
From March 10, 2024 EK243 (DXB/YUL) 02:30 08:00
EK244 (YUL/DXB) 10:20 06:30 (next day)

Emirates and Air Canada commenced their loyalty partnership programme towards the end of last year. Emirates Skywards members can now earn and redeem Miles on all flights operated by Air Canada – accessing a network of more than 220 destinations worldwide. Air Canada’s Aeroplan members can also earn and redeem Points on all flights operated by Emirates – with access to more than 130 destinations across six continents, via the airline’s hub of Dubai.

Owing to a codeshare arrangement between the two airlines, Emirates passengers can access 19 Canadian destinations beyond Toronto, while Air Canada passengers can fly on Emirates to Dubai and access 17 cities in Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Far East.

Additionally, Emirates passengers can choose from over 140 routes operated by Air Canada on an interline basis, including 27 points in Canada and 94 routes between Canada and the US and South America.

An enhanced interline arrangement between both airlines also means that Emirates passengers can now choose from 68 points from Montréal, across the US, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.

According to Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, Canada features in Dubai’s top 20 source markets for inbound tourism with 158,000 Canadian visitors in 2022, more than double the number that visited in 2021.

Apart from Montréal, Emirates also began a daily service to Toronto using its A380 earlier this month.

Emirates to begin daily flights between Dubai and Toronto

Emirates’ network across the Americas now includes two points in Canada, 12 US cities, and four destinations across Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

“As a major metropolitan centre and as Canada’s second largest city, we are pleased to add Montréal to our growing global network of over 130 destinations and strengthening our coverage in the Americas to reach 18 points served by our services from Dubai,” said Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer at Emirates.