Saturday, December 01, 2007

EU launches 'open skies' aviation pact talks with Canada

The European Union and Canada have launched negotiations on an aviation deal aimed at cutting fares and boosting access to more trans-Atlantic destinations, EU officials said Friday.
The pact could also lead to €72 million (US$106 million) in savings for consumers because of lower fares and increased competition on EU-origin flights to Canada.
The EU has already reached a similar deal with the United States. That deal will allow airlines to fly from anywhere in the EU to any point in the U.S. and it will take effect March 30 — five months later than originally planned after Britain won a demand for extra time before opening up London's Heathrow, the EU's busiest airport. READ THE TIMES

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping that the Blue Sky agreement opnes up some much-needed routes. As a Vancouverite living in Paris, it is extremely inconvenient to have to vhange in London or Frankfurt when I want to go home. A Toronto transfer takes even longer. Perhaps this will offer Canadians outside Toronto the European connections they merit.