10 DECEMBER 2018
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Passengers will have the same access to routes between the UK and Canada post-Brexit following a new air services agreement between the two countries, transport secretary Chris Grayling announced last week.
It follows the government’s recent announcement of a similar deal with the US, guaranteeing passenger journeys and further bolstering a trade relationship worth £50bn (BTN last week).
Grayling said: “This new aviation arrangement between the UK and Canada will further strengthen the strong economic and cultural bonds shared between our countries.
“International cooperation is essential to a thriving economy and this latest arrangement continues to build momentum for the UK as we leave the EU and take a more prominent position on the world stage.”
He noted that since 2012, the number of passengers travelling between the UK and Canada had increased steadily, with more than 3.5m people travelling between the two countries last year.
The announcement was also another step forward as the UK continued to build on an important trade relationship which saw goods worth £17.5bn traded between the two countries last year, he added.
The deal replaces the EU aviation agreement which is currently in place.
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