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Canada and Japan expand air transport relationship, allow daytime access to Tokyo Haneda

3-Oct-2013 8:50 AM
Canada and Japan announced (02-Oct-2013) the conclusion of negotiations to allow daytime access to Tokyo Haneda Airport for Canadian air carriers starting Apr-2014. Canada's Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt commented, "This is a very positive development for Canada-Japan air transport relation. Access to Haneda Airport during daytime hours is very important to the further development of Canada-Japan air services. This agreement, reached under Canada's Blue Sky policy, is testimony to the excellent, longstanding relationship that exists between Canada and Japan. It is a concrete step in support of the Federal Tourism Strategy and the growth of the Asia-Pacific Gateway." Canada's Minister of International Trade Ed Fast added, "Our government continues to deepen Canada's trade and investment ties with the world's third-largest economy. Today's announcement is great news for Canadian travellers, particularly business people, who need better air service to Japan. We continue to work closely with Japan, through initiatives such as the Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, to create new opportunities for our workers and businesses and take this priority relationship to the next level." [more - original PR - Canada Transport Ministry] [more - original PR - MLIT - Japanese]