Canada's Transport Minister addresses international airport council, discusses opportunities and challenges with aviation industry professionals

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today addressed an audience of international air industry leaders, top level decision-makers, and other airport professionals at the annual Airports Council International -North America Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Minister Raitt discussed policy issues with her American and international counterparts and senior business leaders and the opportunities open to the Canadian and international aviation sector. The Minister also highlighted the importance of Canada's continuing work with North American partners to ensure a safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible air transportation system.

Airports Council International - North America represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada.

Quick Facts

  • Canadian airports are recognized internationally for their world-class services and facilities:
    • In 2012, Airports Council International (ACI) named Victoria International Airport the best overall facility of North American airports carrying under two million passengers, and Winnipeg International Airport as the most improved North American facility for service.
    • Vancouver International Airport won the 2012 Skytrax North American Airport Award for the quality of its service and facilities.
    • Ottawa International Airport won the ACI Award as the best North American airport for all sizes in 2011.


"This has been a good opportunity to discuss common approaches and measures to build a safe and effective air transport system that supports the economic growth of our two countries.  A strong and competitive air travel industry is essential for our country's economic prosperity and goes hand in hand with supporting tourism and facilitating trade."

The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport


SOURCE: Transport Canada

For further information:

Jana Régimbal
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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