Cuba – Canada expand air transportation between the two countries

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The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an expanded Canada-Cuba Air Transport Agreement that allows for more airlines to operate between the two countries. The expanded agreement builds on the 1998 Canada-Cuba Air Transport Agreement, last amended in 2009. Reached under Canada’s Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable competition and the development of international air services, the expanded agreement with Cuba will: allow any number of Canadian and Cuban airlines to offer services between the two countries; provide greater flexibility for airlines to offer air services using the flights of airlines from other countries (i.e. code-sharing); provide greater flexibility for airlines to introduce new prices to respond to consumer demand; and strengthen safety and security provisions. The new rights under this expanded…




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