PHL, Canada amend air agreement; flight frequencies doubled

By on May 29, 2014

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Philippines and Canada have doubled the flight frequencies for each country, signing a new air agreement as a way of intensifying tourism and investments between the bilateral trading partners, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said Thursday.

Manila and Ottawa signed the deal Wednesday, revising the Philippine-Canada Air Services Agreement of December of 2008, said Carmelo Arcilla, CAB executive director.

“The new agreement increased the frequency entitlement for each side from seven flights a week to 14,” Arcilla stressed.

The fifth freedom rights, which allow airlines from each signatory to carry passengers to third country destinations, were also increase to five a week from four even if Canada or the Philippines does not have an air service agreement with the third country.

The CAB official noted only flag carrier Philippine Airlines flies to Canada seven times a week.

Courtesy of GMA News