Strengthened air agreements with Algeria, Qatar and Jordan allow designated airlines to operate more flights per week to and from Canada. The expanded agreement between Canada and Jordan also allows designated airlines to call at each city in the territory of the other country. From visiting friends and family to delivering goods to markets around the world, Canadians rely on a robust aviation industry with diverse international air services. On November 27, 2006, we officially adopted the Blue Sky Policy to lead the negotiation of air agreements (ATAs) with countries around the world. Policies aim to promote long-term and sustainable competition. It also encourages the development of new and expanded international air services that benefit passengers, shippers and tourism and the economy. On each segment or segment of the above-mentioned routes, any designated airline may carry out international air transport, without restriction change the type or number of aircraft operated at any time during the route; provided that, with the exception of all freight services to the road, carriage beyond that point is a continuation of carriage outside the territory of the Contracting Party designated by the airline and, in the incoming direction, carriage to the territory of the Contracting Party designated by the airline is a continuation of carriage beyond that point. Three types of agreements are negotiated or amended under the Blue Sky Directive: `user charge`, a charge imposed on airlines for the provision of airport, air navigation or aviation security equipment or services, including related services and facilities. The Blue Sky policy requires a proactive approach to the liberalisation of aviation agreements (SAA). In particular, it endeavours to negotiate reciprocal open skiing agreements if it is in the general interest of Canada. It does not support an undifferentiated approach to air travel negotiations and recognizes that, in some cases, more caution is warranted, particularly where there are concerns about a level playing field or where new services may destabilize existing increases valued by Canadian communities. Extended or first-time agreements, which are not open skies agreements, do not necessarily limit airlines` plans. In most cases, they have sufficient rights to allow carriers to introduce new services without having to renegotiate or amend the agreement.