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July 30, 2018

Canada expands air transport agreements with Egypt and the United Arab Emirates

Canada's Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced the successful conclusion of expanded air transport agreements with Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

The Canada-Egypt air transport agreement has been expanded to allow designated airlines to operate up to seven passenger flights per week, up from four. In addition, designated airlines now can serve any city in the other country's territory.

The expanded Canada-United Arab Emirates air transport agreement allows each government to allocate 68 per cent more capacity among its designated air carriers (i.e. the number of seats that carriers can sell). This agreement also now contains four dedicated frequencies for all-cargo flights for the first time.

The new rights under the expanded agreements are available for use by airlines immediately.

Two-way merchandise trade between Canada and Egypt was valued at $1.3 billion in 2017, and bilateral merchandise trade between Canada and the United Arab Emirates totalled $1.8 billion.

Source: Transport Canada