Minister expands Zoom Airlines' United Kingdom designation to include Bermuda

    OTTAWA, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced that Zoom
Airlines' designation to operate scheduled international air services between
Canada and the United Kingdom will be expanded to include Bermuda, an overseas
territory of the United Kingdom.
    "I am pleased that Zoom's expanded designation will provide additional
airline choices for Canadians travelling between Canada and Bermuda," 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 United Kingdom, which is also the bilateral treaty framework
that governs scheduled air services to Bermuda.
    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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