Etihad Airways has announced an increase in flights between Abu Dhabi and Toronto from May 30, offering daily connections for travellers. This announcement comes following the recently expanded air services agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Canada. The airline’s official statement also noted that this year marks Etihad’s 18 years of operations to Toronto, dating back to October 2005.
“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,” shared Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer at Etihad Airways.
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.
“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,” said De.
This expansion of Etihad Airways’ flights to Toronto is a positive sign for the airline and for the travellers looking for frequent connections between the UAE and Canada.Besides, the airline recently launched new Wi-Fly ‘Chat’ and ‘Surf’ packages for passengers to access internet while flying.
“We know how important it is for our guests to stay connected, which is why we’re thrilled to introduce an added complimentary benefit for Etihad Guest members and welcome everyone to sign up before they fly to take advantage of this benefit immediately. Wi-Fly plans will offer unlimited data and will last the duration of the flight, which means our guests can easily catch up on social media, work or browse as they wish,” said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, talking about the introduction.
“Our fleet of modern wide-body aircraft is fitted with the right technology to enable this service and offer our guests an enjoyable connected experience throughout their journey,” he added.
Etihad will offer the current mobile connectivity service allowing guests to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and use their data roaming packages as they would on the ground.