Harper witnesses signing of broad air travel deal between Canada, Mexico

Airlines from both countries will offer more Canada-Mexico flights


MEXICO CITY – Canada and Mexico have sealed an agreement to expand air travel between the two countries and renewed their vows to foster mutual economic growth.

Ministers formally signed the travel deal today under the watchful eye of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

The agreement allows airlines from both countries to offer more flights between the two countries, provides greater price flexibility and calls for modernized safety and security provisions.

The Prime Minister’s Office says Mexico is Canada’s second-largest international air travel market, with more than 1.9 million Canadians having visited the country in 2012.

The two countries also renewed their long-standing “joint action plan” to foster economic growth, security, immigration and trade.

Harper is on the first full day of a four-day visit which includes a summit meeting with the Mexican leader and President Barack Obama.


Harper witnesses signing of broad air travel deal between Canada, Mexico

  1. But you can bet they kept the tax greed. Taxes add little value for the cost, yet can be 1/2 the airfare.

    But when I vacation, I usually use a USA point of exit, less taxing and can shop USA on the return. Even with the dollar drop, have USDs and Canadian prices on USA food/goods are already up in many areas making shopping USA still a valid way to go.