National Airlines Council of Canada welcomes expanded Air Transport Agreement with Cuba

OTTAWA, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC), the industry trade association representing Canada's largest passenger air carriers, welcomes the announcement today by the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, of an expanded Air Transport Agreement with Cuba.

"Canada's major airlines welcome the expansion of the Air Transport Agreement with Cuba, one of Canada's most important air travel markets," said Marc-André O'Rourke, Executive Director of the NACC.  "This new agreement will create opportunities to further develop air services between the two countries while boosting trade, investment and tourism."

The NACC supports a balanced air liberalization policy framework for Canada that ensures a level playing field and provides maximum reciprocal benefits for all stakeholders including consumers, communities, airports, the tourism industry and Canada's airlines.

About the National Airlines Council of Canada

The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) 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 46,000 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 ext. 103, morourke@airlinecouncil.ca; Visit our website at www.airlinecouncil.ca

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