Canada Expands Air Agreements With Australia, China


Canada-Australia have expanded their Air Transport Agreement, effective immediately, allowing airlines to serve any number of cities here and in the land Down Under.

Under the expanded agreement, capacity available to Canadian and Australian airlines for services to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth will increase from 3,000 to 6,000 seats per week for each country immediately and then increase to 9,000 seats starting in December 2016.

A number of regulatory requirements regarding airline pricing are also removed, which will give airlines much greater flexibility when offering fares to travellers.

In related news, an expanded Canada-China Air Transport Agreement allows for new air services between additional cities in both countries.

The expanded agreement with China will increase the numbers of cities Canadian and Chinese airlines can serve from 12 to 18 in the other partner’s territory.