Air Canada is planning to launch flights to Doha, Qatar
Air Canada has an extensive route network with a variety of unique destinations that no other North American airlines fly to, such as Algiers, Warsaw, Bucharest, Vienna, Dubai, and more
Air Canada is now introducing a new international destination that no other North American airlines fly to: Doha, Qatar.
Air Canada will launch nonstop flights from Toronto (YYZ) to Doha (DOH):
- This route will begin on December 15, 2020
- Air Canada will use the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
- Flights will operate three times a week departing Toronto on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
- The route is currently subject to government approval.
- AC58 - Depart Toronto at 8:10 PM and arrive in Doha at 4:40 PM the next day
- AC59 - Depart Doha at 8:40 AM and arrive in Toronto at 3:30 PM
This means Air Canada’s 787-9 Dreamliner will remain parked in Doha for 16 hours. Considering systemwide capacity is likely to remain low, I guess Air Canada doesn’t need to maximize the aircraft’s usage?
Toronto to Doha is approximately 6,772 miles or 10,898 kilometers with a block time of 12 hours and 45 minutes
It’s worth noting Qatar Airways briefly launched Doha to Toronto flights during the summer with the support of the Canadian government to repatriate its citizens.
Update 11/18/20: Qatar Airways & Air Canada launch codeshare
Air Canada and Qatar Airways are commencing a codeshare in anticipation of Air Canada’s Doha service.
Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker:
“We are delighted to secure this strategic codeshare agreement with Air Canada to provide our travellers with a seamless journey to and from Toronto with excellence in state-of-the-art and sustainable aircraft, safety, comfort and onboard service. The agreement will increase choices for thousands of passengers and allows for smooth connectivity to a significant number of new destinations – particularly throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. By harnessing our complementary strengths, this agreement will also provide benefits to aid the recovery of international travel.”
What are your thoughts on Air Canada’s new flight to Doha?