United Arab Emirates

1. Date of Agreement

Legal Title:
Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Air Transport
May 28, 1999
Provisionally in force
June 17, 2001
Signed
August 22 and October 3, 2002
Entry into force

2. Other Instruments

May 28, 1999
Agreed Minute (reached Agreement ad referendum)
June 27, 1999
Diplomatic Note (designation of Air Canada)
August 22, 2002 & October 3, 2002
Exchange of Notes (confirmation of definitive entry into force of the Agreement)
July 21, 2004
Diplomatic Note (designation of Etihad Airways)
April 5, 2007
Diplomatic Note (designation of Emirates Airlines)

3. Characterization of Bilateral Agreement

A. Grant of Rights:
As specified in the Annex.
B. Designation:
Multiple, Air Canada, Etihad Airways and Emirates Airlines.
C. Tariffs:
Double disapproval.
D. Capacity:
Pre-determination. (See Section 4 for capacity entitlements).

4. Routes and Associated Rights

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Points in United Arab EmiratesIntermediate PointsPoints in CanadaPoints Beyond

Any point or points

Any point or points

Any point or points

Any point or points

Notes:

  1. Intransit 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 on own aircraft services. At the discretion of each designated airline, intra-airline connections may be made at any of the points on the route. Fifth freedom rights shall be available between Points in Canada and points in the U.S.A. whether the latter are served as intermediate or points beyond. Fifth freedom traffic carried shall be limited to no more than fifty percent of the seating capacity of the aircraft on each flight.

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

  3. Subject to the regulatory requirements normally applied by the aeronautical authorities of Canada, each designated airline of United Arab Emirates may enter into co-operative arrangements for the purpose of operating the agreed services by code-sharing (i.e., selling transportation under its own code) on flights operated by the designated airline(s) of Canada and on flights operated by any airline(s) of any third country(ies). Code-sharing services between the Points in Canada shall be restricted to flights operated by the designated airline(s) of Canada and its affiliates. All airlines involved in code-sharing arrangements shall hold the appropriate underlying authority. Airlines shall be permitted to transfer traffic between aircraft for the purpose of code-sharing. A designated airline shall not exercise fifth freedom rights on flights on which that designated airline operates code-sharing services.

  4. For the purposes of Article XI (Capacity) the Government of the United Arab Emirates shall be entitled to allocate the following capacity among its designated airlines for the operation of own aircraft and code-sharing services:

    • for direct own aircraft services, up to a maximum of four flights per week in each direction without restriction as to size of aircraft effective immediately, five flights per week effective June 1, 2001 and six flights per week effective June 1, 2003. Requests for seasonal increases in frequency shall be given sympathetic consideration consistent with paragraph 5 of Article XI. The operation of a frequency beyond three flights per week by any one designated airline shall be subject to the approval of the aeronautical authorities of both Contracting Parties.

    • for code-sharing services on the flights of other airlines, neither Contracting Party nor its aeronautical authorities shall unilaterally impose any restrictions with respect to capacity, frequency, or type of aircraft offered by the designated airlines of the other Contracting Party.

CANADA
Points in CanadaIntermediate PointsPoints in United Arab EmiratesPoints Beyond

Any point or points

Any point or points

Any point or points

Any point or points

Notes:

  1. Intransit and own stopover rights shall be available at Intermediate Points and at Points in United Arab Emirates. Stopover rights shall not be available between Points in United Arab Emirates on own aircraft services. At the discretion of each designated airline, intra-airline connections may be made at any of the points on the route. Fifth freedom rights shall be available between Points in Canada and Points in United Arab Emirates and at intermediate points to be agreed between the aeronautical authorities of both Contracting Parties. Fifth freedom traffic carried shall be limited to no more than fifty percent of the seating capacity of the aircraft on each flight.

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

  3. Subject to the regulatory requirements normally applied by the aeronautical authorities of United Arab Emirates, each designated airline of Canada may enter into co-operative arrangements for the purpose of operating the agreed services by code-sharing (i.e., selling transportation under its own code) on flights operated by the designated airline(s) of United Arab Emirates and on flights operated by any airline(s) of any third country(ies). Code-sharing services between the Points in United Arab Emirates shall be restricted to flights operated by the designated airline(s) of United Arab Emirates and its affiliates. All airlines involved in code-sharing arrangements shall hold the appropriate underlying authority. Airlines shall be permitted to transfer traffic between aircraft for the purpose of code-sharing. A designated airline shall not exercise fifth freedom rights on flights on which that designated airline operates code-sharing services.

  4. For the purposes of Article XI (Capacity) the Government of Canada shall be entitled to allocate the following capacity among its designated airlines for the operation of own aircraft and code-sharing services:

    • for direct own aircraft services, up to a maximum of four flights per week in each direction without restriction as to size of aircraft effective immediately, five flights per week effective June 1, 2001 and six flights per week effective June 1, 2003. Requests for seasonal increases in frequency shall be given sympathetic consideration consistent with paragraph 5 of Article XI. The operation of a frequency beyond three flights per week by any one designated airline shall be subject to the approval of the aeronautical authorities of both Contracting Parties.

    • for code-sharing services on the flights of other airlines, neither Contracting Party nor its aeronautical authorities shall unilaterally impose any restrictions with respect to capacity, frequency, or type of aircraft offered by the designated airlines of the other Contracting Party.