UAE says Canada talks on flights 'exhausted'

29 November 2010

The UAE economy minister has said that negotiations to expand flight service have been “exhausted”

The UAE economy minister Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri has said that negotiations with Canada over flight rights have been “exhausted”, Reuters has reported. “We have exhausted all terms of negotiations with Canada over the last six years,” Al-Mansouri said. Dubai’s Emirates airline has lobbied Ottawa to allow it to expand its three-day-a-week Toronto service. It also wants to fly to Calgary and Vancouver. “I’d like to challenge statements made by Canada that tens of thousands of jobs will be lost. This (more flights) will provide job opportunities,” he said.

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