Government of Canada designates WestJet to operate scheduled air services to Barbados

    OTTAWA, March 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the designation
of WestJet to operate scheduled international air services between Canada and
    "I am pleased that WestJet'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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