New U.S., Mexico Air Transport Agreement

Reuters report that  the U.S. government has established an air transport agreement with the Mexican government designed to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said last week.

The two governments exchanged the necessary diplomatic notes for the agreement to move forward after four years of talks.

The agreement increases market access for both passenger and cargo airlines to fly between any city in Mexico and any U.S. city, the U.S. Transportation Department said, adding that in particular, cargo airlines will “have expanded opportunities to provide services that were not available under the more restrictive agreement.”

“This agreement will allow carriers on both sides of the border to better meet increasing demand in our countries, helping to drive economic growth in sectors beyond aviation, including tourism and manufacturing,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement

The expanded access under the agreement starts August  21st.

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