Air Canada begins Toronto – Doha, its fourth Middle East route

Air Canada begins Toronto - Doha, its fourth Middle East route

Akbar Al Bakar, Qatar Airways Group CEO, welcomes Air Canada on Toronto – Doha. The CEO recently announced Qatar Airways’ new Seattle route on anna.aero’s sister site.

Air Canada started Toronto – Doha on 15 December.  Operating three-weekly, the 10,899-kilometre route uses B787-9s.

This route is the result of the deepening partnership between Air Canada and Qatar Airways.

Fundamentally, it is also a way for Qatar Airways to circumvent the strict bilateral restriction between Qatar and Canada that means it only serves Montreal (four-weekly) using its own metal. 

This is demonstrated by the timings.  Air Canada’s new route arrives into Doha at 1630 and departs the next day at 0900 – both fitting perfectly into Qatar Airways’ North America timings.

Air Canada’s new Doha operation comes as Qatar Airways begins San Francisco.  

The Canadian operator will have four routes to the Middle East in 2021.  In order of two-way seats: Toronto to Tel Aviv; Toronto to Dubai; Toronto to Doha; and Montreal to Tel Aviv.

Air Canada begins Toronto - Doha, its fourth Middle East route

Air Canada’s Toronto route perfectly coordinates with Qatar Airways’ own North America schedules, driving connectivity.


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