U.S. and Canadian airlines resume flights to Latin American destinations

Delta Air Lines Boeing 767
Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport (Photo: Joris Wendt/AviationSource)

LONDON – Airlines in Canada and the United States are resuming flights to Latin American destinations, apparently convinced that the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic is over.

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Among the operators resuming flights are Air Canada, Delta and American Airlines. The resumption will significantly increase the frequency of flights between North and South American destinations.

Delta Air Lines has announced plans to operate daily flights between Detroit and Cancun, Mexico. Additionally, the airline will resume four weekly flights to Monterey beginning September 6. The company already offers frequent flights between Detroit and Mexico City.

Meanwhile, American Airlines began operating three daily flights between Guayaquil, Ecuador and Miami. Reports indicate that American Airlines is the only carrier operating flights between Miami and Guayaquil.

Starting October 30, Air Canada will operate flights from Toronto to Cozumel, a scenic island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The new route will begin with a weekly flight, but Air Canada plans to increase the frequency to three per week.

Qatar Airways and Costa Rica sign agreement

Remaining in Latin America, the Costa Rican Legislature converted into law of the Republic, File 22,093 approving the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica and the Government of the State of Qatar regarding air services.

The signing of this agreement is part of the global trend of air transport liberalization and is an important step in the development of aviation, demonstrating an openness that allows many other countries also aim to maintain bilateral relations with Costa Rica.

In the air services agreement signed by the two countries, Costa Rica accepts the designation of Qatar Airways as the national airline of the State of Qatar, and it remains to be determined which airline will represent Costa Rica.

Designated airlines are permitted to operate any number of weekly frequencies with full traffic rights, with any type of passenger aircraft or cargo flights.

The two parties agree to urge their competent authorities to conclude an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation of income, capital and profits derived from their aerial activities and income in the territory of the contracting party.

Each of the contracting parties grants to the other the rights relating to its international air services on the specified routes; the right to fly over its territory without landing there; the right to land in its territory for non-commercial purposes.

Each of the contracting parties grants the other the right to make stops in its territory, at the points specified for this itinerary, on the air routes annexed to this agreement for the purpose of embarking and disembarking passengers and goods, including mail, in combination or separately.

Opening air trade with other countries expands economic borders, and encourages investment and exports and imports of products.

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