The Canadian airline Air Canada will open its route to Ecuador on December 8 with three weekly and direct flights between Toronto and Quito, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported Tuesday.
The entry into operations of the new frequency is the result of a management carried out by the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry through its Embassy in Ottawa, as well as an impulse of public and private actors to carry out this air connectivity project between the two countries.
The company that manages the Mariscal Sucre airport in Quito and the City Hall of the Ecuadorian capital have contributed to the arrival of Air Canada, considered the most important Canadian airline today.
An agreement on air transport between Ecuador and Canada, ratified on February 13, 2017, allowed the project for the Canadian aviation company to arrive in Quito, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
This fact, he added, marks "a new stage in connectivity between the two countries" and, for Ecuador, "constitutes an additional means to promote the tourism, commercial, investment and academic mobility sectors with Canada."
The new Toronto-Quito frequency was officially announced on August 21 during a ceremony held at the "Royal Canadian Geographical Society."
According to the text of the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry, Ecuador is an important tourist and cargo market for Air Canada, as there is an increasing number of passengers, more than 30,000, who visit the country annually.
In this regard, the Ecuadorian Minister of Tourism, Rosi Prado de Holguín, said that the goal of her country "is to ensure that tourism remains the third source of income."
"That is why we continue to work every day to promote Ecuador in the world," added Prado de Holguín.
In addition, the new route is expected to become a means for the Ecuadorian community based in Canada for decades to strengthen the relationship with their country of origin, the Foreign Ministry added.
Air Canada is Canada's largest airline with destinations to more than 210 airports on six continents and with more than 50 million customers each year.
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