Emirates launched its new service between Montreal and Dubai this week. The historic first flight EK243 landed in Montreal on Wednesday, July 5, kicking off the daily service between Montreal and Dubai.

The maiden flight was operated by a Boeing 777. The aircraft has 8 private suites in first class, 42 flat seats in business class and 304 seats in economy class. Emirates now serves Canada with 14 weekly flights from Montreal and Toronto.

Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of ADM Aéroports de Montréal, is delighted to welcome Emirates, one of the most prestigious airlines in the world.

“For an international airport like ours, this is great news, especially since this route will offer arrivals and departures at less busy times of the day. This is also part of ADM’s approach, which wishes to establish more connections to well-known destinations outside of peak periods, “he says.

Emirates’ daily flight departs Montreal to Dubai at 10:20 a.m. and the return flight lands at 8:00 a.m. at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport.