Etihad Boosts Toronto Service To Meet Demand

Etihad Airways is increasing its flights to Toronto following the expansion of the air services agreement between the UAE and Canada along with the strong travel demand between Canada and the UAE.

The carrier will introduce an additional weekly flight between Abu Dhabi and Toronto on May 30 – that’s in addition to its current six-per-week flight schedule, to offer travellers a daily connection.

Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer at Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad is thrilled to begin flying daily between Abu Dhabi and Toronto, which has been one of our busiest routes in 2023 as a result of the rapid recovery and continued growth in travel demand between the UAE and Canada.”

De continued: “Our daily service will provide business and leisure travellers, the Canadian diaspora and the large body of students from the UAE enrolled in Canada’s world-class universities with a convenient flight option every day of the week.”

And he added: “We thank the government and civil aviation authorities for laying the groundwork for us to strengthen the air links between our two countries, which are essential for tourism, trade and bilateral relations.”

Etihad will this year mark 18 years since it began serving Toronto in October 2005.  The carrier has an interline agreement with WestJet and a codeshare with Air Canada which allow guests to benefit from seamless connectivity in Toronto to more than 15 destinations.

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