Canada election brings fresh hopes for Gulf airlines
Emirates senior management are reportedly eagerly awaiting the result of a federal election in Canada (Gulf News, 01-May-2011). A change of government may bring with it a more liberal aviation policy and see Emirates granted more landing rights. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has backed Air Canada’s opposition to grant more landing rights. Etihad and Emirates are each limited to three weekly services to Toronto. The carriers have long sought more landing rights at Toronto, as well as access to other Canadian cities such as Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.