Minister expands Zoom Airlines' United Kingdom designation to include Bermuda
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No. H 042/08
For release - February 14, 2008
OTTAWA — 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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