Emirates made a landmark touchdown in Montréal, marking the start of its scheduled services to its second gateway in Canada. The inaugural flight was operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft, which will offer premium passenger services on its daily services to the city.
I was pleased to be a part of the amazing team that operated this flight, EK243 to Montréal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL), which touched down at 0830hrs local time on 5 July. Upon landing, our aircraft was greeted by a procession of follow-me vehicles that led us to the gate. Airport officials and representatives from the aviation authorities were also present, happily welcoming us when we opened the doors for arrival! The touchdown also drew interest from aviation fans and media excited to capture the inaugural flight’s landing in Québec.
Following a welcome ceremony and symbolic gift exchange between the airline, airport officials, and Montréal’s tourism board, Emirates showcased its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration to government representatives, media, guests and members of the travel trade industry. The aircraft features eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class for the daily service.
The new daily service to Montréal complements Emirates’ seven weekly services to Toronto and takes the airline’s North American network to 14 destinations and a total of 18 across the Americas. The service will provide travellers from Canada convenient access to Dubai, as well as connectivity to popular destinations such as Lebanon, India, Iran, Vietnam and Malaysia.
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