Air Canada Announces a New Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Qatar Airways

December 16, 2020

Air Canada announced today the start of a strategic cooperation agreement with Qatar Airways allowing both airlines to expand their relationship, in conjunction with the launch of Air Canada's non-stop service between Toronto and Doha. This new agreement will provide customers access to a multitude of connections across the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, through Qatar Airways' Doha hub.

Air Canada operated its first non-stop flight between Toronto and Doha on December 15. This route will operate three times weekly onboard the carrier's state-of-the-art flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with 298 seats featuring a choice of Signature, Premium Economy and Economy services.

Air Canada's flights are timed to optimize connections through both Air Canada's Toronto global hub as well as Qatar's Doha hub. Seats are available for sale now through all booking channels including, the Air Canada App and travel agents.

Customers can collect and redeem Aeroplan points through Canada's leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

Flight schedule from Toronto-Doha:


Flight #

Days operating

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Additional Info



Tue, Thur, Sat


16:30 (+1 day)

Begins Dec. 15
B787-9 aircraft



Mon, Thur, Sat



Begins Dec. 18
B787-9 aircraft


Customers travelling are advised to check applicable websites including those of their final destination and the Government of Canada website to review any entry document or quarantine requirements, which may evolve and change without notice.

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