Transport agreements

Explanatory notes

The Agency publishes certain public information about Canada's air transport agreements and arrangements such as the traffic rights that may be exercised by designated airlines under air agreements or other instruments.

Countries included in the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" are identified as "EU".

Please note that only non-confidential information is available here. While the existence of Confidential and ad referendum documents is noted, the information presented is publicly available information only.

The full text of air agreements which are in force can be found at the Canada Treaty Information Web site at: www.treaty-accord.gc.ca. To request documents which have been classified (Confidential) or their distribution has been restricted (e.g. not yet definitively in force), please contact:

Global Affairs Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Protection Division
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2

In 2006, Canada introduced a new international air policy titled Blue Sky to modernize its approach to international air transportation. For more information on this policy, please visit Transport Canada's Web site: Canada's Blue Sky Policy.

As a result of the dynamic nature of the air industry and the varying requirements of governments and air carriers, agreements and understandings governing air relations are continuously in a state of change and development.

For any other information, please contact us.

 

Country Designated Canadian airline(s) Designated foreign airline(s) Notes
Algeria Air Canada (code-sharing services) Air Algérie  
Antigua

Air Canada
West Jet
Sunwing Airlines
Air Transat

  1949 Canada-UK Air Services Agreement, by succession.
Argentina Air Canada Aerolineas Argentinas  
Aruba Air Canada
WestJet
Sunwing Airlines
   
Australia Air Canada Qantas
V Australia
 
Austria (EU) Any Canadian Airline Austrian Airlines Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Bahamas Air Canada
West Jet
Air Transat
Canjet Airlines
Sunwing Airlines
  1949 Canada-UK Air Services Agreement, by succession.
Barbados Air Canada
WestJet
Sunwing
Air Transat
   
Belgium (EU) Any Canadian Airline Brussels Airlines Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Brazil Air Canada VARIG-Vaiçao
Varig Logistica
TAM Linhas Aéreas S.A.
 
Bulgaria (EU) Any Canadian Airline Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
  1. Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
  2. Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (Balkan Bulgarian Airlines) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
Chile Air Canada Lan Airlines S.A.  
China Air Canada
Cargojet
Air China
China Eastern
Shanghai Airlines Co., Ltd.
Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Sichuan Airlines Col. Ltd.
China Southern Airlines
 
Colombia

Air Canada
Air Transat A.T. Inc.

Aerovías de Integración Regional S.A. Aires S.A.
Aerorepública S.A.
Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Avianca S.A.
Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia S.A.
LANCO S.A.
Tampa Cargo S.A.
C.V. Cargo S.A.
Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas S.A. LAS
Aerosucre S.A.
 
Costa Rica Air Canada
WestJet
Air Transat
Lineas Aereas Costarricensas, S.A. (LACSA)  
Croatia Skyservice
Air Canada
   
Cuba Air Canada
Air Transat
WestJet
Sunwing Airlines
Canjet Airlines
Cubana  
Curaçao Air Canada
WestJet
   
Cyprus (EU) Any Canadian Airline   Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Czech Republic (EU) Any Canadian Airline Czech Airlines Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Denmark (EU) Any Canadian Airline Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Dominican Republic Air Canada
Air Transat
Skyservice
WestJet
Sunwing
Canjet
Dominicana Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (Dominicana) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
Egypt Air Canada Egypt Air
Egyptair Cargo
Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (Egyptair Cargo) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
El Salvador Air Canada    
Estonia (EU) Any Canadian Airline   Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Ethiopia Air Canada Ethiopian Airlines  
European Community (EU) Any Canadian Airline   Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Fiji Air Canada Air Pacific  
Finland (EU) Any Canadian Airline Finnair Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
France (EU) Any Canadian Airline Air France
Aeris
Corsair
Air St. Pierre
Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Germany (EU) Any Canadian Airline Lufthansa
Condor Flugdienst
LTU International Airways
Lufthansa Cargo AG
Air Berlin
Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Ghana Air Canada    
Greece (EU) Any Canadian Airline Olympic Airlines Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Grenada Air Canada   Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (Air Canada) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
Guatemala Air Canada    
Guyana Air Canada
Enerjet
TravelSpan GT Inc.
E-Jet-Inc.
 
Haiti Air Canada    
Honduras      
Hong Kong Air Canada Cathay Pacific  
Hungary (EU) Any Canadian Airline MALEV Hungarian Airlines Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Iceland   Icelandair  
India Air Canada Air India
Jet Airways
 
Indonesia Air Canada Garuda  
Ireland (EU) Any Canadian Airline Aer Lingus Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Israel Air Canada El Al Other instrument in lieu of an Agreement.
Italy (EU) Any Canadian Airline Alitalia
Air Italy SpA
Airone
Cargoitalia SpA
Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Ivory Coast Air Canada Ivoire Aero Services (IAS)  
Jamaica Air Canada
Sunwing Airlines
WestJet
Skyservice
Air Transat
Canjet Airlines
Caribbean Airlines  
Japan Air Canada Japan Airlines
All Nippon
 
Jordan Air Canada Royal Jordanian  
Kenya Air Canada    
Korea Air Canada Korean Airlines
Asiana Airlines
 
Kuwait Air Canada Kuwait Airways Corporation
Jazeera Airways Company
 
Lebanon Air Canada Middle East Airlines
  1. Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (Air Canada) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
  2. Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (Middle East Airlines) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.

 

Latvia (EU) Any Canadian Airline   Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Lithuania (EU) Any Canadian Airline   Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Luxemburg (EU) Any Canadian Airline Cargolux Airlines Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Malaysia Air Canada Malaysia Airlines  
Malta (EU) Any Canadian Airline   Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Mexico Air Canada
Air Transat
Skyservice
Sunwing
WestJet
Cargojet
Mexicana
Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V
 
Morocco Air Canada Royal Air Maroc  
Netherlands (EU) Any Canadian Airline KLM
Martinair
TUI Airlines Netherlands B.V.
Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Netherlands Antilles Air Canada
WestJet
  Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (West Jet) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
New Zealand Air Canada Air New Zealand  
Nicaragua Air Canada    
Norway Air Canada Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)  
Pakistan Air Canada Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)  
Panama Air Canada
WestJet
Air Transat
Copa Airlines  
Peru Air Canada Lan Peru
TACA Peru
 
Philippines Air Canada Philippine Airlines  
Poland (EU) Any Canadian Airline LOT Polish Airlines Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Portugal (EU) Any Canadian Airline TAP Air Portugal
SATA International
Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Qatar   Qatar Airways  
Romania (EU) Any Canadian Airline TAROM S.A. Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Russia Air Canada
Skyservice
Aeroflot
Transaero
 
Rwanda Air Canada    
Saint Lucia Air Canada
West Jet
Sunwing Airlines
   
Saudi Arabia Air Canada    
Senegal Air Canada    
Serbia Skyservice
Air Canada
   
Sierra Leone Air Canada    
Singapore Air Canada Singapore Airlines Limited
Jett8 Airlines Private Limited
Singapore Airlines Cargo (Private) Limited
 
Sint Maarten Air Canada    
Slovakia (EU) Any Canadian Airline   Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Slovenia (EU) Any Canadian Airline   Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
South Africa Air Canada South African Airways  
Spain (EU) Any Canadian Airline Iberia
Spanair
Air Comet
Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
St. Kitts & Nevis Air Canada    
Sweden (EU) Any Canadian Airline Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
Switzerland Air Canada
Air Transat
Swiss International Air Lines
Edelweiss Air AG
Belair Airlines
 
Taiwan Air Canada China Airlines
EVA Airways
Other instrument in lieu of an Agreement.
Thailand Air Canada Thai Airways  
Trinidad & Tobago Air Canada
WestJet
Caribbean Airlines  
Tunisia Air Canada Tunisair  
Turkey Air Canada
Air Transat
Turkish Airlines  
Ukraine Air Canada Air Ukraine
AeroSvit
Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines
 
United Arab Emirates Air Canada Etihad Airways
Emirates Airlines
 
United Kingdom (EU) Any Canadian Airline British Airways
Virgin Atlantic
British Midland
Airfreight Express Ltd.
Trade Winds
Thomas Cook
Astraeus Ltd.
Globespan Airways Ltd.
Designated Foreign Airlines are listed for each country which is party to the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" on this web page only. An Airline that was designated by a country of the E.U. (Member State) under a previous bilateral agreement is considered to be designated to provide service under the Canada-European Community Agreement.
United States of America Various Various  
Venezuela Air Canada VIASA
Aeropostal
 
Vietnam Air Canada    

 

 

Airports identified for the carriage of international cargo shipments coming from and destined for points outside the territory of Canada

 

  • Mirabel (1982)
  • Hamilton (1987)
  • Windsor (1993)
  • Gander (2000)
  • Winnipeg (2004)
  • Edmonton (2006)
  • Calgary (2007)
  • Moncton (2008)
  • Abbotsford (2008)
  • Vancouver (2008)
  • Toronto Pearson (2008)
  • Halifax Stanfield (2008)
  • Prince George (2008)
  • London (2008)

The program enables the Canadian Transportation Agency to authorize any foreign air carrier to use these airports to transship international air cargo, even if these airlines are not licensed to serve the points in Canada or abroad and rights are not provided in Canada's air transport agreements. In addition, air carriers are able to combine such cargo transshipments with other services for which they may be licensed.

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