Air Canada Welcomes Canada-Brazil Air Transport Agreement

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Air Canada has warmly welcomed the announcement of a new, Open Skies-type air transport agreement between Canada and Brazil.

The new bilateral air transport agreement signed on Monday, adds more rights for airlines in both countries, with more flexibility on route selection, frequencies and pricing.

"Air Canada has been serving Brazil for nearly 25 years and welcomes the announcement of a new Open Skies-type air agreement between Canada and Brazil. Such agreements create commercial opportunities by improving access and giving carriers more flexibility on pricing and codeshare routings, which in turn facilitates tourist and business travel, student exchanges and visits by friends and relatives living in our two countries," said Duncan Dee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Air Canada. "Air Canada commends both the government of Canada and Brazil for negotiating this agreement. Air Canada is an advocate of liberalized air services between Canada and other countries where such agreements bring mutual benefits."

Air Canada currently operates a daily service between Toronto and Sao Paulo, Brazil. In addition, Air Canada and one of Brazil's largest carriers, TAM, are both members of the Star Alliance. Through Star Alliance the two carriers offer benefits that include codesharing on flights, easy connections, reciprocal frequent flyer programs and seamless baggage handling. 

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