The agreement enables the two countries’ flag carriers and Star Alliance members to expand their existing codeshare relationship and deepen it by increasing commercial cooperation on flights between Canada and China and on key connecting domestic flights in both countries.
The carriers said the partnership provides customers traveling between the two countries with greater and sustainable benefits, including a range of flights, products and services. In the last two years, Air China has launched flights directly linking Beijing with Montreal, and Air Canada has launched new nonstop flights between Montreal and Shanghai to meet growth in demand. The two carriers now operate up to a total of 52 trans-Pacific flights per week between Canada and China, from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal to and from Beijing and Shanghai.
by Dan Booth