NACC Welcomes Canada-U.S. Preclearance Agreement
OTTAWA, ON, March 16, 2015 – The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) welcomes today’s signing of the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
“A secure and seamless passenger experience is a top priority for Canada’s major airlines,” said Marc-André O’Rourke, Executive Director of the NACC.
“We welcome the Government of Canada’s continued commitment to preclearance initiatives which will increase security and enhance passenger and trade facilitation when flying between Canada and the United States,” added O’Rourke.
The Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance is a key part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan.
About the National Airlines Council of Canada
The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) 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 through the development of policies, regulations and legislation that foster a world-class transportation system. Collectively, our member airlines carry over 50 million passengers annually, directly employ 46,000 people and create over 260,000 jobs.
For more information, please contact:
Marc-André O’Rourke, Executive Director
National Airlines Council of Canada
Tel: 613-231-7223 [email protected]