NACC applauds Government of Canada decision to lift visa requirements for the Czech Republic

OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) welcomes today's decision by the Government of Canada to lift visa requirements for citizens of the Czech Republic.

"NACC applauds the Government of Canada's decision to lift visa requirements for citizens of the Czech Republic. Coupled with the recent Canada-Europe Trade Agreement, measures such as these are instrumental in increasing trade, travel and tourism between Canada and Europe," said Marc-André O'Rourke, Executive Director of the NACC. "With significant improvements already made to the asylum system and the opportunities created with the upcoming Electronic Travel Authorization, NACC airlines encourage the Government to relax travel restrictions where appropriate for other countries and we look forward to working with the Government to facilitate business and trade from other emerging economies."

The National Airlines Council of Canada is the trade association representing Canada's largest national and international passenger air carriers:  Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet. We promote safe, sustainable and competitive air travel through the development of policies, regulations and legislation that foster a world-class transportation system.  Collectively, our member airlines carry over 50 million passengers annually, directly employ 43,000 people and create over 260,000 jobs.

SOURCE: National Airlines Council of Canada

For further information:

Marc-André O'Rourke, Executive Director
National Airlines Council of Canada
Tel.: 613-231-7223
morourke@airlinecouncil.ca

Visit our website at www.airlinecouncil.ca

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