/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - National Airlines Council Available for Comment on Federal Budget; Airport Privatization/

OTTAWA, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Massimo Bergamini, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) will be on Parliament Hill to give his organization's perspective on the federal budget. Of particular concern to Canadian air carriers is the continued uncertainty over the future of Canada's airports and its cost, service and competitive implications.

"Media reports suggest that the federal budget will be silent on the issue of airport privatization, but we find little comfort in that," said Bergamini. "What is needed is not the continued ambiguity of a tactical retreat, but a simple, clear repudiation of an idea that carries no demonstrable benefits for travellers, communities or Canada's airlines."



Wednesday, March 22, 4:00pm


National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) available for comment following the tabling of the 2017 Federal Budget


Parliament Hill, Centre Block, Room 253-D


Massimo Bergamini, President and CEO


Mr. Bergamini will be available for comment in person on Parliament Hill as well as by phone, immediately following the tabling of the budget.

About the National Airlines Council of Canada
The National Airlines Council of Canada is the trade association representing Canada's largest national and international passenger air carriers: Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet. We promote safe, sustainable and competitive air travel by advocating the development of policies, regulations and legislation to help foster a world-class transportation system. Collectively, our member airlines carry over 60 million passengers annually, directly employ 46,000 people and create over 260,000 jobs.


SOURCE National Airlines Council of Canada

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