Air Transat designated to offer scheduled air services to Switzerland

    OTTAWA, Sept. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the designation
of Air Transat to operate scheduled international air services between Canada
and Switzerland.
    "I am pleased that Air Transat's designation will provide additional
airline choices for Canadians travelling between Canada and Switzerland," 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 already in place between
Canada and the Swiss Confederation.
    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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