Air Canada Starts Toronto – Doha Flights

Air Canada has commenced non-stop flights between the Canadian city of Toronto and the Qatari capital Doha, it’s first Middle Eastern destination. 

The new thrice-weekly Air Canada service will be operated in cooperation with Qatar Airways after the two airlines recently signed a codeshare agreement that enables both airline’s passengers to enjoy seamless, one-stop connections to and from Toronto via Hamad International Airport and onwards to more than 75 destinations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Doha’s Hamad International Airport is currently the only airport in the Middle East to be operated with a scheduled service by a North American carrier. The airport benefits from its strategic location, as 80% of the world’s population is within a six-hour flight, which offers more convenient connection options for global travellers. With its multi-dimensional lifestyle offerings in retails, hospitality, and culture alongside its passenger-empowering technologies, the airport has become a popular gateway to the world for global travellers.

Qatar Airways began flying to Canada in June 2011 with three weekly flights to Montreal that expanded to four weekly in December 2018. The airline has worked closely with the Government of Canada and its embassies around the world throughout the pandemic, temporarily operating three weekly services to Toronto in addition to charter flights to Vancouver to help bring more than 40,000 passengers home to Canada.

By the end of the IATA Winter Season, Qatar Airways plans to rebuild its network to 126 destinations including 20 in Africa, 11 in the Americas, 42 in Asia-Pacific, 38 in Europe and 15 in the Middle East. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies.

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