A constructive meeting held between the Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister, Younis El-Masry, and the Canadian Ambassador in Egypt, Jess Dutton, led to the generation of productive ideas concerning the bilateral relations in civil aviation.
The talks discussed the bilateral agreements in air transport, namely investments and cooperation in aircraft maintenance. This will lead to a boost in number of flights and cargo ones supporting trade within the two countries. Moreover, Canadian tourism to Egypt was a prime concern in the discussion held.
Jess Dutton tweeted, “Very positive meeting with Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation. Discussed a range of issues including our new Air Transport Agreement, the shipment of cargo & opportunities for collaboration. Thrilled to see a model of Bombardier's C-Series (now the A220) in his office!”
It is worth mentioning that both members of the Star International Alliance, EgyptAir and Air Canada, are bound by a codeshare agreement. EgyptAir flights to Toronto are expected to rise to 4 flights/ week starting this winter.