Canada and Panama expand air transport agreement

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Canada and Panama have expanded its air transport agreement to allow for more flight frequencies between the two countries.

The expanded agreement will also allow airlines to codeshare on flights between Canada and Panama, says Transport Canada.

A Transport Canada spokesperson tells Flightglobal the additional number of flight frequencies allowed under the expanded agreement has not been determined, and it is up to the airlines to apply to operate the flights.

The two countries have an existing air transport agreement signed in 2008.

“This expanded air transport agreement with Panama is expected to facilitate travel to and from Panama to the benefit of Canadian travellers and businesses," says Canada's transport minister Lisa Raitt in a statement.

Panama's Copa Airlines and Canada's Air Transat operate between the two countries, Innovata schedules show. Both Air Transat and Copa fly non-stop between Toronto and Panama City, while Air Transat also offers flights between Panama City and Montreal.