OTTAWA, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the designation
of Sunwing to operate scheduled international air services between Canada and
"I am pleased that Sunwing's designation will provide additional airline
choices for Canadians travelling between Canada and Barbados," said Minister
Cannon. "This increase in scheduled air services is a great example of growth
in the airline industry."
Under the provisions of Canada's international air transportation policy,
all Canadian air carriers may apply to the Minister for designation to operate
scheduled international air services.
This latest designation was made possible by the bilateral air transport
agreement recently concluded between Canada and Barbados. The agreement
permits each country to designate any number of airlines for the operation of
scheduled air services to and from Canada. In addition, there are no limits on
the frequency of flights each designated airline is allowed to operate.
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