December 2, 2022 Ottawa, Ontario Transport Canada
Canadians rely on a strong air sector to keep their communities connected and get them the essential goods they need on time. Expanding Canada’s existing air transport relationships allows airlines to introduce more flight options, giving passengers and businesses more choice.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced the recent conclusion of an expanded air transport agreement between Canada and Colombia. The expanded agreement allows designated airlines of both countries to operate an unlimited number of passenger and cargo flights to an unlimited number of destinations in Canada and Colombia. This is a significant increase from the previous agreement, which allowed 14 passenger and 14 cargo flights per week.
Colombia is currently Canada’s largest South American international air transport market. The expanded agreement will allow airlines of Canada and Colombia to better respond to the needs of this growing air transport market.
The new rights under the expanded agreement are available for use by airlines immediately.