The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in Canada has announced the designation of Zoom Airlines to operate scheduled international air services to Italy. “I am pleased that Zoom’s designation will provide additional airline choices for Canadians travelling between Canada and Italy,” said Minister Cannon.
“This increase in scheduled air services is a great example of growth in the airline industry and of the Canada-European Union bilateral market.”
Under the provisions of Canada’s international air transportation policy, all Canadian air carriers may apply to the Minister for designation to operate scheduled international air services. This latest designation was made possible by the bilateral air transport agreement already in place between Canada and Italy.
The agreement permits each country to designate any number of airlines for the operation of scheduled air services to and from Canada. In addition, there are no limits on the frequency of flights each designated airline is allowed to operate.