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Jan 24, 2023 • NACC in the News

January 24, 2023, The Hill Times – Take advantage of real opportunities to improve the Airline Passenger Protection Regulations

Click here for Op Ed article Earlier this month, the House of Commons Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities held hearings on the recent holiday 2022 travel disruptions, which have led to calls for changes to Canada’s Airline Passengers Protection Regulations (APPR).  Despite the fact that recent delays were caused by extreme weather, which no […]

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Jan 16, 2023 • Featured

NACC Job Posting – Director, Regulatory Affairs (Deadline: January 20, 2023)

Director, Regulatory Affairs The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) represents Canada’s largest national and international passenger air carriers:  Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet.  We promote safe, accessible, sustainable and competitive air travel by advocating for the development of policies, regulations and legislation to foster a world-class transportation system. Our advocacy […]

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Aug 15, 2022 • NACC in the News

August 15, 2022, National Post – Airlines push back against incoming passenger refund requirements

Click here for original article OTTAWA – Canada’s airlines say new rules forcing them to refund or rebook passengers, even when delays and cancellations are outside their control, are unfair, especially as the industry struggles. The Liberal’s bill of rights for air travel came into force in 2019, requiring airlines to rebook or refund passengers […]

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A spokesperson for Minister for Women Marci Ien told The Hill Times that the Liberal government's task force to address passport processing delays—of which she is co-chair—is working 'day in and day out' to resolve issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Jul 11, 2022 • NACC in the News

July 11, 2022, The Hill Times – Travel and tourism advocates call for changes to ArriveCAN app as busy summer months set in

The Hill Times article is viewable here With chaos plaguing Canada’s airports, advocacy organizations are urging the federal government to either improve or completely ditch an app intended to facilitate travel, which they criticize as adding to excessive delays for travellers. “The ArriveCAN app is causing quite a bit of grief,” said Wendy Paradis, president […]

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Jun 14, 2022 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Respond to Changes to Vaccination Requirements Impacting Air Travel

Ottawa, June 14, 2022 – Suzanne Acton-Gervais, Interim President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents Canada’s largest air carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet) issued the following statement concerning changes by the Government of Canada to vaccination requirements impacting air travel: “Canada’s major airlines view today’s […]

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