Westjet designated to operate scheduled air services to St. Lucia

    OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /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
St. Lucia.
    "The designation of WestJet as a scheduled carrier provides more choice
for travellers," said Minister Cannon. "I am pleased that WestJet has decided
to expand its services to St. Lucia."
    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 facilitated
by the bilateral air transport agreement already in place between the
Government of Canada and the Government of St. Lucia.
    The agreement permits each country to designate any number of airlines
for the operation of scheduled air services between Canada and St. Lucia. In
addition, there are no limits on the frequency of flights each designated
airline is allowed to operate.

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