Monday, December 8, 2014

Air Canada plans Dubai service in 2015

Air Canada has finally chosen to take on Emirates directly. Starting November 3rd of 2015 there will be direct non-stop service between Toronto and Dubai flown with their 787 Dreamliner. The flights will operate 3x weekly with the following schedule

AC056 YYZ2055 – 1840+1DXB 788 2
AC056 YYZ2055 – 1840+1DXB 789 46
AC057 DXB2355 – 0500+1YYZ 788 3
AC057 DXB2355 – 0500+1YYZ 789 57

The flights will be available for booking on December 16th. (Source

This is exciting news for you dedicated Air Canada and Aeroplan fans who have chosen to fly via  Frankfurt to get to Dubai via Air Canada and Lufthansa as now you can now fly direct!


  1. The flight will be welcome news but for those just connecting in DXB getting a good *A connection might be more challenging.

  2. Air Canada going to compete with Emirates and Etihad (Abu Dhabi is only 40 min away)?! What a joke!

    AC is a rubbish airline in Business - absolutely cannot compete with the other 2 or Qatar from Montreal.

    And they want to do 10 across in Economy with horrible inflight service!

    Don't think most people will terminate in Dubai....Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a connection hub, and given the passenger profiles, likely this will be a stop-over to India / Sub-Continent (assuming same demographics as the the Emirates/Etihad flights to YYZ / Chicago).