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Canadian Transport Minister announces expanded Air Transport Agreements with several nations

Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced the successful settlement of amended air transport agreements with the countries of Ethiopia, Cameroon, South Africa, Qatar and Morocco.

The amended agreement with Ethiopia makes way for designated carriers to offer up to five flights per week.

The new pact with Cameroon as well as amended agreements with South Africa and Qatar, on the other hand, facilitates the operation of code-sharing between Canada and these countries.

The amendment to the pact with Morocco offers flexibility for both own-aircraft and code-share services.

The new rights under these amended agreements can be immediately used by airlines.

“The Government of Canada is working to develop and expand our air transport relationships with our many partner countries around the world. These agreements are good news for travellers and shippers, and we will continue to provide Canadians with more and better travel options in the future,” said Garneau.

Canadian Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, said the agreements would greatly help Canadian businesses.

“Transport agreements help Canadian businesses of all sizes expand, compete and succeed in markets around the world.

“New and amended air transport agreements with Ethiopia, Cameroon, South Africa, Qatar and Morocco benefit Canadian businesses by facilitating increased trade flows while in turn, creating jobs at home for the middle-class,” he said.

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