Airline recognizes government for eliminating provincial aviation fuel
CALGARY, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today applauded the move by the
Government of British Columbia to eliminate the provincial aviation
fuel tax on international flights, effective April 1.
"WestJet congratulates and thanks Premier Clark and her government for
its leadership in this critical area," said Gregg Saretsky, President
and CEO of WestJet. "The decision to remove this tax represents a clear
commitment to support the growth and job creation that aviation brings
to the economy of British Columbia. At a time when fees and taxes
associated with air travel continue to impact the industry's
competitiveness, we encourage other governments in Canada who have yet
to act on this important issue to introduce similar measures to reduce
or eliminate fees and taxes."
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service
throughout its 76-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted
into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named
one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in
Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its
modern fleet of 98 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future
confirmed deliveries for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018,
WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international
airlines in the world.
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