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More flights possible between Winnipeg and Manila after deal struck

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg may soon have more flights to the Philippines.

Canada and the Philippines have reached an expanded air transport agreement making more flight options and routes possible.

Pascal Belanger of the Winnipeg Airports Authority says there's a huge demand for more flights in Manitoba.

He says there are more than 60,000 Filipinos living in the southern part of the province and about 35,000 passengers a year who travel between Manila and Winnipeg.

Belanger says the airports authority has been talking to carriers in the Philippines for years.

He says the new developments will accentuate those talks.

(CJOB)

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