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
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.
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
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
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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