OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Airlines Council of Canada
(NACC) applauds and thanks the Government of British Columbia for
eliminating the provincial aviation fuel tax for international flights.
There is no question that eliminating the fuel tax makes British
Columbia more attractive to air carriers and will help develop the
Vancouver International Airport as a leading international gateway.
Further, this is a very significant and meaningful development to
ensure the competitiveness of the aviation industry in Canada.
"We commend the BC Government for its commitment to the aviation sector.
Despite facing fiscal challenges, the BC Government has nevertheless
demonstrated vision and leadership in recognizing the value of the
aviation industry as an economic engine, facilitator of growth and
enabler of travel and tourism. I wish to congratulate Premier Clark
and her cabinet colleagues. We strongly encourage other provinces and
the federal government to follow their lead", said George Petsikas,
President of the NACC.
The National Airlines Council of Canada is a trade association founded
by Canada's largest commercial airlines in order to ensure safe,
sustainable and competitive air travel for Canadian consumers.
SOURCE National Airlines Council of Canada
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Director, National Airlines Council of Canada
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