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 the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development at:

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
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.


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

Air Canada
West Jet
Sunwing Airlines
Air Transat

 1949 Canada-UK Air Services Agreement, by succession.
ArgentinaAir CanadaAerolineas Argentinas 
ArubaAir Canada
WestJet
Sunwing Airlines
  
AustraliaAir CanadaQantas
V Australia
 
Austria (EU)Any Canadian AirlineAustrian AirlinesDesignated 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.
BahamasAir Canada
West Jet
Air Transat
Canjet Airlines
Sunwing Airlines
 1949 Canada-UK Air Services Agreement, by succession.
BarbadosAir Canada
WestJet
Sunwing
Air Transat
  
Belgium (EU)Any Canadian AirlineBrussels AirlinesDesignated 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.
BrazilAir CanadaVARIG-Vaiçao
Varig Logistica
TAM Linhas Aéreas S.A.
 
Bulgaria (EU)Any Canadian AirlineBalkan 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.
ChileAir CanadaLan Airlines S.A. 
ChinaAir 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 RicaAir Canada
WestJet
Air Transat
Lineas Aereas Costarricensas, S.A. (LACSA) 
CroatiaSkyservice
Air Canada
  
CubaAir Canada
Air Transat
WestJet
Sunwing Airlines
Canjet Airlines
Cubana 
CuraçaoAir 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 AirlineCzech AirlinesDesignated 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 AirlineScandinavian 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 RepublicAir Canada
Air Transat
Skyservice
WestJet
Sunwing
Canjet
DominicanaAlthough there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (Dominicana) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
EgyptAir CanadaEgypt Air
Egyptair Cargo
Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (Egyptair Cargo) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
El SalvadorAir 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.
EthiopiaAir CanadaEthiopian 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.
FijiAir CanadaAir Pacific 
Finland (EU)Any Canadian AirlineFinnairDesignated 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 AirlineAir 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 AirlineLufthansa
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.
GhanaAir Canada  
Greece (EU)Any Canadian AirlineOlympic AirlinesDesignated 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.
GrenadaAir Canada Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (Air Canada) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
GuatemalaAir Canada  
GuyanaAir Canada
Enerjet
TravelSpan GT Inc.
E-Jet-Inc.
 
HaitiAir Canada  
Honduras   
Hong KongAir CanadaCathay Pacific 
Hungary (EU)Any Canadian AirlineMALEV Hungarian AirlinesDesignated 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 
IndiaAir CanadaAir India
Jet Airways
 
IndonesiaAir CanadaGaruda 
Ireland (EU)Any Canadian AirlineAer LingusDesignated 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.
IsraelAir CanadaEl AlOther instrument in lieu of an Agreement.
Italy (EU)Any Canadian AirlineAlitalia
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 CoastAir CanadaIvoire Aero Services (IAS) 
JamaicaAir Canada
Sunwing Airlines
WestJet
Skyservice
Air Transat
Canjet Airlines
Caribbean Airlines 
JapanAir CanadaJapan Airlines
All Nippon
 
JordanAir CanadaRoyal Jordanian 
KenyaAir Canada  
KoreaAir CanadaKorean Airlines
Asiana Airlines
 
KuwaitAir CanadaKuwait Airways Corporation
Jazeera Airways Company
 
LebanonAir CanadaMiddle 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 AirlineCargolux AirlinesDesignated 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.
MalaysiaAir CanadaMalaysia 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.
MexicoAir Canada
Air Transat
Skyservice
Sunwing
WestJet
Cargojet
Mexicana
Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V
 
MoroccoAir CanadaRoyal Air Maroc 
Netherlands (EU)Any Canadian AirlineKLM
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 AntillesAir Canada
WestJet
 Although there is no agreement or arrangement in place, the carrier (West Jet) holds temporary extra bilateral authority.
New ZealandAir CanadaAir New Zealand 
NicaraguaAir Canada  
NorwayAir CanadaScandinavian Airlines System (SAS) 
PakistanAir CanadaPakistan International Airlines (PIA) 
PanamaAir Canada
WestJet
Air Transat
Copa Airlines 
PeruAir CanadaLan Peru
TACA Peru
 
PhilippinesAir CanadaPhilippine Airlines 
Poland (EU)Any Canadian AirlineLOT Polish AirlinesDesignated 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 AirlineTAP 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 AirlineTAROM 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.
RussiaAir Canada
Skyservice
Aeroflot
Transaero
 
RwandaAir Canada  
Saint LuciaAir Canada
West Jet
Sunwing Airlines
  
Saudi ArabiaAir Canada  
SenegalAir Canada  
SerbiaSkyservice
Air Canada
  
Sierra LeoneAir Canada  
SingaporeAir CanadaSingapore Airlines Limited
Jett8 Airlines Private Limited
Singapore Airlines Cargo (Private) Limited
 
Sint MaartenAir 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 AfricaAir CanadaSouth African Airways 
Spain (EU)Any Canadian AirlineIberia
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 & NevisAir Canada  
Sweden (EU)Any Canadian AirlineScandinavian 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.
SwitzerlandAir Canada
Air Transat
Swiss International Air Lines
Edelweiss Air AG
Belair Airlines
 
TaiwanAir CanadaChina Airlines
EVA Airways
Other instrument in lieu of an Agreement.
ThailandAir CanadaThai Airways 
Trinidad & TobagoAir Canada
WestJet
Caribbean Airlines 
TunisiaAir CanadaTunisair 
TurkeyAir Canada
Air Transat
Turkish Airlines 
UkraineAir CanadaAir Ukraine
AeroSvit
Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines
 
United Arab EmiratesAir CanadaEtihad Airways
Emirates Airlines
 
United Kingdom (EU)Any Canadian AirlineBritish 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 AmericaVariousVarious 
VenezuelaAir CanadaVIASA
Aeropostal
 
VietnamAir 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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