The agreement between the two airlines was reached on November 18, 2020. According to Qatar Airways, it would allow Canadian passengers, i.e. Air Canada (ADH2) passengers, to book travel on their flights between Toronto and Doha, as well as to more than 75 destinations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East region. Qatar Airways announced today that it has confirmed a codeshare agreement with Air Canada. The conditions apply to travel between Doha and Toronto and will begin on December 15. Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Canada (ADH2) for air travel between Doha, Qatar and Toronto, Canada. According to Qatar`s state-based airline, the first codeshare flights would take off on December 15, 2020. “The agreement will increase the choice opportunities for thousands of passengers and allow for smooth service to many new destinations, particularly throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Using our complementary strengths, this agreement will also offer benefits to help resume international travel. Paire is considering the two-way codeshare in the future – Qatar CEO (Change dateline, adds comments from the press conference, details of the bilateral agreement) According to the press release of QR, sales for the first codeshare flight, to be made from December 15, 2020, have begun. The agreement demonstrates QR`s long-term commitment to Canadian passengers and strengthens Canada`s global connectivity to support the recovery of tourism and trade. In December 2018, when rival Jet Airways Ltd became financially involved before a permanent grounding last April, IndiGo signed a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines to give its passengers wider access to European markets. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, said: “We are pleased to reach this strategic codeshare agreement with Air Canada to enable our travellers to travel smoothly to and from Toronto with exceptional and durable aircraft, safety, comfort and on-board service.
The agreement will increase the choice opportunities for thousands of passengers and allow easy access to a considerable number of new destinations, especially throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East.