OTTAWA, September 23, 2014 – The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) welcomes the signing of an updated Open Skies Air Transport Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea.

“The expansion of air services between Canada and Korea to allow for an unlimited number of direct flights between the two countries and the ability to pick up and drop off traffic in third countries in between will facilitate greater opportunities for travellers, businesses and the air industry” said Marc-André O’Rourke, Executive Director of the NACC.

The NACC supports a balanced air liberalization policy framework for Canada that ensures a level playing field and provides maximum reciprocal benefits for all stakeholders including consumers, communities, airports, the tourism industry and Canada’s airlines.

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 43,000 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]