OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) applauds and thanks the Government of British Columbia for eliminating the provincial aviation fuel tax for international flights.
There is no question that eliminating the fuel tax makes British Columbia more attractive to air carriers and will help develop the Vancouver International Airport as a leading international gateway. Further, this is a very significant and meaningful development to ensure the competitiveness of the aviation industry in Canada.
"We commend the BC Government for its commitment to the aviation sector. Despite facing fiscal challenges, the BC Government has nevertheless demonstrated vision and leadership in recognizing the value of the aviation industry as an economic engine, facilitator of growth and enabler of travel and tourism. I wish to congratulate Premier Clark and her cabinet colleagues. We strongly encourage other provinces and the federal government to follow their lead", said George Petsikas, President of the NACC.
The National Airlines Council of Canada is a trade association founded by Canada's largest commercial airlines in order to ensure safe, sustainable and competitive air travel for Canadian consumers.
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