Transport Minister Omar Alghabra on Monday (Nov. 14) announced the recent conclusion of an expanded air transport agreement between Canada and India.
The expanded agreement allows designated airlines to operate an unlimited number of flights between the two countries.
The previous agreement limited each country to 35 flights per week.
This move will allow airlines of Canada and India to better respond to the needs of the Canada-India air transport market.
Going forward, officials of both countries will remain in contact to discuss further expansion of the agreement.
The new rights under the expanded agreement are available for use by airlines immediately.
"The expanded air transport agreement between Canada and India is a positive development for air transport relations between our countries," said Minister Alghabra.
"We are pleased to expand this relationship with additional flexibility for airlines to serve this growing market. By making the movement of goods and people faster and easier, this expanded agreement will continue to facilitate trade and investment between Canada and India and help our businesses grow and succeed."
India is Canada's fourth largest international air transport market, according to the Transport Canada.
Canada's first air transport agreement with India was concluded in 1982, and was last expanded in 2011.
The new agreement was reached under Canada's Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable competition and the development of international air services.