Mexico

1. Date of Agreement

Legal Title:
Air Transport Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United Mexican States
December 21, 1961
Signed
February 21, 1964
In force
April 9, 1999
Exchange of Notes (Definitive entry into force of February 2, 1999 agreed changes and MOU

2. Other Instruments

February 21, 1964
Exchange of Notes (entry into force).
June 13, 1996
Agreed Minute and Diplomatic Note (agreed ad referendum to modify 1961 Agreement, as amended in 1971, by including Aviation Security Article).
November 27, 1998
Diplomatic Note (Canada designates Canadian Airlines and Air Canada to operate the agreed codesharing services.)
February 2, 1999
Agreed Minute and MOU (agreed ad referendum to modify 1961 Agreement, by including revisions for Capacity, Customs and Duties, Tariffs, Safety, Certificate and Licences and new Route schedules (including codesharing)).
April 9, 1999
Exchange of Notes (Definitive entry into force of February 2, 1999 agreed changes and MOU)
February 9, 2000
Diplomatic Note (Canada designates Air Canada to operate own aircraft on routes Toronto-Mexico City-Toronto and Vancouver-Mexico City-Vancouver commencing April 2, 2000).
April 11, 2002
Diplomatic Note (Designation of Air Canada to code-share on Vancouver-Guadalajara-Vancouver route)
August 16, 2002
Diplomatic Note (Mexicana de Aviacion S.A. de C.V. designated to operate: Mexico City-Vancouver).
September 26, 2002
Diplomatic Note (Designation of Mexicana de Aviacion for services between Mexico and Montreal and Mexico and Toronto)
May 26, 2003
Diplomatic Note (Designation of Mexicana de Aviacion for services between Monterrey and Vancouver and between Guadalajara and Vancouver)
October 20, 2003
Letter from the Minister (Designation of HMY Airways and Zoom Airlines)
August 31, 2005
Diplomatic Note (Designation of Air Canada for the operation of the route Toronto / San Jose del Cabo)
August 16, 2006
Diplomatic Note (Designation of Aerovias de Mexico for the operation of the route Mexico / Toronto)
June 26, 2007
Diplomatic Notes (Designation of WestJet Airlines, Air Transat, Skyservice Airlines, Inc. and Sunwing Airlines Inc.)
October 3, 2007
Diplomatic Note (Designation of Mexicana de Aviacion S.A. de C.V. for the operation of the route Acapulco-Toronto)
October 10, 2007
Diplomatic Note (Mexicana de Aviacion S.A. de C.V. designated to operate Mexico City - Calgary and Mexico City - Edmonton)
December 7, 2007
Agreed Minute (Agreed ad referendum to modify 1961 Agreement, by amending the Tariff provisions and Route Schedule)
February 25, 2008
Diplomatic Note (Consolidated designations of Mexicana de Aviacion S.A. de C.V. for the operation of various city pair routes)
September 15, 2010
Diplomatic Note (Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. designated to operate Mexico City - Calgary)

3. Characterization of Bilateral Agreement (In force as of February 2, 1999)

A. Grant of Rights:
As specified in the Annex.
B. Designation:
With limitations by city pair
Canada: Air Canada, Air Transat, Skyservice, Sunwing and WestJet
Mexico: Aerovias and Mexicana
C. Tariffs:
Single disapproval.
D. Capacity:
Free determination.

4. Routes and Associated Rights

The following routes and associated rights reflect the Air Transport Agreement signed on December 21, 1961. Subsequent changes to the routes and associated rights were agreed ad referendum on December 7, 2007 and are confidential until definitively entered into force.

CANADA
Points in CanadaIntermediate PointsPoints in MexicoPoints Beyond

Any point or points

Any point or points

Any point or points

Any point or points

Notes:

  1. In transit and own stopover rights shall be available at Intermediate Points and at Points in Mexico. Stopover rights shall not be available between Points in Mexico. At the option of each designated airline, on-line connections may be made at any of the points on the route. No fifth freedom rights shall be available between Intermediate Points and Points in Mexico and between Points in Mexico and Points Beyond.

  2. Any Intermediate Points and/or Points Beyond may be omitted on any or all services, provided that all services originate or terminate in Canada. Points in Mexico may be served separately or in combination.

  3. Subject to the regulatory requirements normally applied by the aeronautical authorities of the United Mexican States, the designated airline or airlines of Canada may enter into co-operative arrangements for the purpose of code-sharing (i.e. selling transportation under its/their own code) on flights operated by the designated airline or airlines of Mexico and/or on flights operated by airlines of third countries. All airlines in such arrangements shall hold the appropriate authority. Airlines shall be permitted to transfer traffic between aircraft for the purpose of code-sharing. Fifth freedom rights shall not be authorized for the purposes of code-sharing and own aircraft services.

  4. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article III of the Agreement, the Government of Canada may designate up to two airlines to operate own aircraft services between each point in Canada and each point in Mexico. Additional airlines may be authorized for code-sharing services, on the flights of the designated airlines of the other Contracting Party and airlines of third countries, in each city pair.

MEXICO
Points in MexicoIntermediate PointsPoints in CanadaPoints Beyond

Any point or points

Any point or points

Any point or points

Any point or points

Notes:

  1. In transit and own stopover rights shall be available at Intermediate Points and at Points in Canada. Stopover rights shall not be available between Points in Canada. At the option of each designated airline, on-line connections may be made at any of the points on the route. No fifth freedom rights shall be available between Intermediate Points and Points in Canada and between Points in Canada and Points Beyond.

  2. Any intermediate Points and/or Points Beyond may be omitted on any or all services, provided that all services originate or terminate in Mexico. Points in Canada may be served separately or in combination.

  3. Subject to the regulatory requirements normally applied by the aeronautical authorities of Canada, the designated airline or airlines of Mexico may enter into co-operative arrangements for the purpose of code-sharing (i.e. selling transportation under its/their own code) on flights operated by the designated airline or airlines of Canada and/or on flights operated by airlines of third countries. All airlines in such arrangements shall hold the appropriate authority. Airlines shall be permitted to transfer traffic between aircraft for the purpose of code-sharing. Fifth freedom rights shall not be authorized for the purposes of code sharing and own aircraft services.

  4. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article III of the Agreement, the Government of Mexico may designate up to two airlines to operate own aircraft services between each point in Mexico and each point in Canada. Additional airlines may be authorized for code sharing services, on flights of the designated airlines of the other Contracting Party and airlines of third countries, in each city pair.

Charters

A memorandum of Understanding on charters was added to the Agreement in 1999 to provide for the application of country of origin rules, multiple points to be served, including points in third countries without stopover rights, and the ability to carry cargo in the unused belly-hold space of aircraft used to operate passenger charter flights.

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