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U.S., Canada begin new era in air services

U.S., Canada begin new era in air services

The open skies deal between the United States and Canada went into force Monday, giving travelers more choice in destinations, flights and routes — as well as increased competition that could lower prices.

   The two neighbors agreed to liberalize their aviation markets in November 2005.

   The new agreement also removes restrictions on air services for passenger and cargo airlines between each other’s territory and a third country.