TORONTO, October 28, 2014 – The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) today was encouraged by the announcement of Maxime Bernier, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism on the positive performance of Canada’s tourism industry over the summer season.

“Air travel is a key enabler of the travel and tourism economy and today’s announcement is good news for Canada and hopefully something we can build on,” said National Airlines Council of Canada Executive Director Marc-André O’Rourke.

“We need to promote innovative public policy aimed at improving Canada’s competitiveness in order to keep the momentum going and to ensure Canada’s place as a leading player in the global travel and tourism market,” added O’Rourke.

The NACC and its member airlines are committed to working with government to foster a policy environment that improves the Canadian aviation sector’s cost-competitiveness and makes it easier to visit, travel and do business in Canada.

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 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 further information, please contact:

Marc-André O’Rourke, Executive Director
National Airlines Council of Canada
Tel.: 613-231-7223  [email protected]