OTTAWA, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - NAV CANADA today announced a proposed
3 per cent reduction in its customer service charges, effective September 1,
This is the second consecutive year that the Company has reduced its
charges, following a reduction in charges of 1.8 per cent on average that came
into effect September 1, 2006.
"Our cost control efforts - combined with traffic growth - are really
paying off for the Company and our customers." said John Crichton, NAV CANADA
President and CEO.
"Our goal is to keep the growth in costs below the rate of growth in
traffic, and therefore place ourselves in a position to continue to reduce
service charges over the long term."
With this proposal, overall NAV CANADA service charges will have grown
only 7 per cent since they were fully implemented in 1999 - an estimated
13 percentage points below the growth in inflation.
With the introduction of Very Light Jets (VLJs) the Company also
announced a proposal to extend its daily and movement-based charges to jet
aircraft weighing three tonnes or less, effective March 1, 2008. These changes
are in recognition of the entry of jet aircraft into lower weight categories
originally occupied by propeller aircraft.
These proposals are subject to the mandatory notice and consultation
period required by legislation. Input received during the consultation period
will then be reviewed by the Company's Board of Directors.
Details of NAV CANADA's proposed new and revised service charges will be
available at www.navcanada.ca.
NAV CANADA, the country's civil air navigation services provider, is a
private sector, non-share capital corporation financed through publicly-traded
debt. With operations coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control,
flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services,
airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.
For further information:
For further information: John Morris, Director, Communications, (613)
563-7032; Louis Garneau, Manager, Media Relations, (613) 563-5972; Ron Singer,
Communications Advisor, (613) 563-7303; Media Information Line: