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U.S. Signs Open Skies Aviation Agreement with Canada
Date: Tuesday, March 13 2007

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 12, 2007

U.S. Signs Open Skies Aviation Agreement with Canada

The United States and Canada have signed a landmark Open Skies air transport agreement to expand and liberalize their bilateral civil aviation relations. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and Canada's Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon signed the agreement on March 12 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

This agreement significantly modernizes U.S.-Canadian aviation relations by allowing airlines to make commercial decisions with minimal government intervention. It builds upon the 1995 trans-border Open Skies agreement to provide for open routes to third countries, market-based pricing, open routes for cargo flights, and a liberal charter regime.

Released on March 12, 2007

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