From Transport Canada Media Release:
For release February 6, 2001
EXPANDED AIR SERVICES BETWEEN CANADA AND AUSTRIA
OTTAWA — Transport Minister David Collenette and Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley today announced that Canada and Austria have agreed to expand opportunities for scheduled air services between the two countries.
Canadian and Austrian airlines will now be permitted to offer more frequent flights, to serve additional destinations with own-aircraft flights and to make use of code-sharing services. The agreement will also liberalize the pricing of air services between the two countries and modernize and strengthen provisions dealing with aviation safety and aviation security.
"This agreement provides better prospects for year-round scheduled air services between Canada and Austria and creates more choices for Canadians wishing to travel internationally," said Mr. Collenette. "It also further strengthens the connections between Canada and Vienna – an important air traffic hub in Europe."
"The agreement improves the opportunities for family and business travel between Canada and Central Europe," said Mr. Manley. "The Government of Canada is pleased with the potential for improved trade, investment and cultural links."
Austrian Airlines is expected to introduce daily flights to Toronto this summer. Air Canada will initially operate code-sharing services on flights to Vienna with Austrian Airlines and other partner airlines.
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