Dubai: The Canadian airline company Air Canada started its new flights to Dubai with the first Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 land from Toronto at Dubai International on Wednesday.
With this, Air Canada begins its services to Dubai three times a week. The flights started some years after a controversy between United Arab Emirates and Canada over traffic rights.
As a result the two greatest UAE’s airline companies, Emirates and Etihad Airways were blocked from the Canadian government and could flight only three times a week to Toronto and Canadian’s lost their military base in the area plus visa restrictions for the citizens of Canada.
Recently however, the controversy of the two countries came to an end, and the relations between the two Foreign Ministers smoothed. So in 2013, Royal Brunei started flights to Dubai with a 787-8 which is a smaller model of the 787-9.
Although a new government was elected on October 9th, there are no comments for the issue of Canada-UAE flights.
Since December 2014, Air Canada and Air Canada rouge have announced new international services to Dubai, Delhi, Brisbane, Lyon, London-Gatwick, Casablanca, Prague, Budapest, Glasgow and Warsaw. The Canadian airline currently offers scheduled direct passenger services to 63 airports in Canada, 52 in the United States and 86 across the rest of the world.