Air Canada Negotiating Code-Share Deal with Etihad


Air Canada is negotiating a code-share agreement with a Gulf carrier rival that flies long-haul routes to the Middle East.
The airline announced Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Etihad Airways, whose hub is in Abu Dhabi, for a code-share agreement on routes between the United Arab Emirates and Canada.

... McGill University professor Karl Moore said the code-share agreement helps Air Canada continue its goal of becoming a global airline, drawing passengers who will fly through Toronto to other destinations.

“Increasingly, you don’t do all the flights yourself,” he said. “Toronto and Vancouver are becoming more global hubs, because you can go to other parts of the world without having to pass through the United States.”

Read full article: Toronto Star, April 25, 201