Canada has entered an expanded air transport agreement with India to facilitate unlimited flights between both countries.

Under the earlier agreement, each country had a restriction of 35 flights per week.

This expanded agreement will enable the airlines of the two countries to better meet the requirements of the Canada-India air transport market.

Airlines can immediately use the new rights under the expanded agreement.

The agreement enables Canadian carriers to access Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

On the other hand, Indian airlines can gain access to Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, and Vancouver, as well as two more points to be chosen by India.

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Furthermore, via code-share services, the airlines can serve other cities in both countries.

To benefit passengers and businesses, Canada is focusing on expanding existing air transport relationships to launch more flight options and routings.

Canada Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said: “The expanded air transport agreement between Canada and India is a positive development for air transport relations between our countries.

“We are pleased to expand this relationship with additional flexibility for airlines to serve this growing market.

“By making the movement of goods and people faster and easier, this expanded agreement will continue to facilitate trade and investment between Canada and India and help our businesses grow and succeed.”

In a separate development, Reconciliation Energy Transition and Siksika Nation are set to construct a $451m sustainable aviation fuel refinery in Canada.

The refinery will supply the green fuel to Calgary International Airport (YYC), reported Bloomberg.