Air Canada Comments on Federal Budget

MONTRÉAL, March 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today said it welcomes funding in the Federal Budget that will improve airport security screening processes at Canadian airports. This will benefit travellers by reducing wait times and should enhance the overall travel experience.

Air Canada is committed to working with the federal government on further actions to improve all aspects of passenger facilitation to position Canada to capture a larger share of international passenger flows. Such measures would strengthen Air Canada hubs, supporting additional destination, routing and frequency choices for our customers. Beyond this, Air Canada encourages the government to undertake further efforts to ensure Canada's air transport infrastructure is cost competitive with other jurisdictions in terms of taxes, fees and other levies placed on travellers and carriers.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 91 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 190 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. For more information, please visit:, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.


SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal),, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto),, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver),, 604 270-5741; Internet:


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