Bill Restall Takes Helm as Interim President of the Canadian Airports Council

OTTAWA, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Airports Council today announced that, in addition to his duties as Saskatoon Airport Authority President and CEO, William A. Restall has been named acting president of the Canadian Airports Council.

Currently the association's chair, Mr. Restall has served on the board of the CAC since 2004, and will act in an interim capacity after the departure of outgoing president and CEO, Jim Facette.

"Under Jim's tenure, the CAC matured into a modern trade association, a voice for Canada's airports community," said Mr. Restall. "In the coming months the CAC will be turning its attention to recruiting a new full time executive to lead the organization. In the meantime the CAC will continue to serve as the voice of Canada's airports in Ottawa and play an important role in regulatory and legislative affairs."

Mr. Restall has been president and CEO of Saskatoon Airport Authority since 1999. One of the first executives accredited by the International Association of Airport Executives, Mr. Restall has 36 years experience in air transportation. In addition to his role at the CAC, Mr. Restall is a director of the Saskatchewan Aviation Council, and a director of the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives.

About the Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) is the voice for Canada's airports. Its 49 members represent more than 200 airports, including all of the National Airports System (NAS) airports and most significant municipal airports in every province and territory. Together, CAC members handle virtually all of the nation's air cargo and international passenger traffic and 95% of domestic passenger traffic. They create in excess of $45 billion in economic activity in the communities they serve. And more than 200,000 jobs are directly associated with CAC member airports, generating a payroll of more than $8 billion annually.

SOURCE Canadian Airports Council

For further information: For further information: Daniel-Robert Gooch, Director of Communications and Policy, Canadian Airports Council, (613) 560-9302 ext 16,

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