24 October 2010

Further coverage of the UAE v Canada aeropolitical dispute

What is looking like becoming a classic standoff (see previous post) has been receiving further media coverage. The following items are just a sample:

11 October 2010
Gulf News from Reuters

12 October 2010
The Montreal Gazette - note the reference to Australia and New Zealand
The Globe and Mail - editorial

13 October 2010

14 October 2010
The Globe and Mail - suggests there were differing views in the Canadian Cabinet

18 October 2010

20 October 2010

21 October 2010

22 October 2010
National Post NEW - comment from Canadian Transport Minister Chuck Strahl

On 16 October 2010 the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation published a background article.

The 2001 Canada-United Arab Emirates air transport agreement (ATA) itself is also available online. I found it unusual in that the capacity limits are explicitly included in the Route Schedule at the end of the ATA. The capacity principles are not unusual and are clearly spelled out in Article XI. What I have not seen in any of the coverage are the actual true origin/destination (TOD) passengers numbers between Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

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