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Emirates and WestJet announce new partnership

Sept. 29, 2011, Toronto - Emirates and WestJet today announced the launch of an interline agreement that offers passengers expanded global air travel, via two internationally admired airlines – with one easy itinerary.


September 29, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

The new arrangement makes global travel more accessible for outbound passengers who can now connect to the Emirates network via WestJet, traveling to Dubai and beyond to any of the 114 destinations that Emirates flies. The partnership will also help to boost tourism, business and investment from the United Arab Emirates and countries throughout the airline’s global network to the numerous Canadian cities served by WestJet.
 
“Emirates’ partnership with WestJet will allow travelers to explore our vast network of diverse and remarkable destinations with added ease and seamless connections onCanada’s most celebrated airline,” said Don McWilliam, Manager Canada, Emirates airline.
 
“WestJet has consistently been recognized for its first-rate service and modern fleet, which aligns perfectly with Emirates’ offering of unparalleled in-flight experience and luxury,” he added.
 
Emirates flies three times weekly from Toronto to Dubai and on to more than 100 destinations around the world.  The new partnership allows travelers to book flights with connecting service on WestJet to more than 20 cities across Canada where WestJet flies.
 
In Toronto, Emirates departs from Terminal 1 and WestJet operates from Terminal 3. Passengers can connect quickly and easily through a two-minute airport train transfer system that runs regularly between the two terminals.
 
The new partnership also allows more Canadians to take advantage of Emirates’ recently launched Dubai Stopover Program – an exceptional hotel and sightseeing package designed to introduce Emirates passengers to Dubai; a world-class tourist destination. Packages start from as little as $39 CAD per person per night and allow visitors to explore one of the world’s great cities before their holidays even begin.