The expanded air transport agreement between India and Canada had been finalised, according to Canadian transport minister Omar Alghabra. Notably, the designated airlines are permitted to run an infinite number of flights between the two nations under the expanded agreement. Moreover, this is different from the older agreement that allowed 35 flights every week between both countries.
Moreover, as per the agreement, the Indian airlines can fly to Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, and two other points that India will choose, while Canadian airlines can fly to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Through code-share services, additional cities in both nations can be indirectly served. Canada has been one of the most favourite countries for Indians for higher studies as well as immigration.
Talking about the agreement, Canada’s transport minister said, “The extended air transport agreement between Canada and India is a good initiative taken to enhance the air transport relations between both the nations. We are happy to broaden this partnership and give airlines more flexibility. This agreement will continue to promote trade and investment between Canada and India and support the expansion and success of our businesses by accelerating and simplifying the flow of people and commodities.”
Furthermore, with this new development, the Indian and Canadian airlines would be able to better serve the demands of the Canada-India air transport industry. Notably, the officials from the two nations will continue to communicate in order to further expand the agreement in the future. Moreover, this is seen as one of the major steps taken by both the countries to maintain the good relations between India and Canada.
Subsequently, this initiative will attract more overseas students, immigrants as well as tourists in Canada from India. Additionally, it’s seen as a major step in strengthening the people to people and country to country relationship, giving new opportunities to individuals from all sectors.