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Jan 22, 2021 • News Releases

Airlines and unions urge cooperation as federal government considers potential new measures to reduce air travel

Flights and passenger traffic have already dropped by 90% from pre-pandemic levels Government should consider science and data and consult with industry and unions before further action to avoid unintended consequences OTTAWA, January 22, 2021 – Canada’s largest airline industry association and the unions representing more than 325,000 Canadian workers today urged the federal government […]

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Jan 13, 2021 • News Releases

Further Service Reductions and Job Cuts Underscore Crisis in Aviation

Ottawa, January 13, 2021 – Mike McNaney, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents Canada’s largest national and international carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation and WestJet), issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Air Canada of further service reductions and layoffs: “Today’s announcement by Air […]

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Jan 12, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Issue Statement as New Minister of Transport Appointed – Industry Continues to Face Major Crisis

Ottawa, January 12, 2021 – Mike McNaney, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada which represents Canada’s largest national and international carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation and WestJet), issued the following statement in response to today’s appointment of the Honourable Omar Alghabra as Canada’s new Minister of Transport: “We want […]

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Dec 30, 2020 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Carriers React to New COVID-19 Testing Requirements for International Arrivals – New Measures Must Lead to Further Policy Changes

Ottawa, December 30, 2020 – Mike McNaney, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada which represents Canada’s largest national and international carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation and WestJet), issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the federal government that it plans to quickly require all arriving international […]

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Dec 23, 2020 • News Releases

Canada’s Airlines Call on Federal and Provincial Governments to Move Quickly on Rapid Testing

Ottawa, December 23, 2020 – During his press conference today concerning COVID-19, Prime Minister Trudeau noted the federal government is engaged with provincial authorities in support of rapid testing at Canada’s major airports. The industry is encouraged to hear the federal government is working with Ontario and Quebec on potential testing programs similar to that […]

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Dec 12, 2020 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome Report by Industry Strategy Council Calling for Concrete Action to Re-start Aviation Sector

Ottawa, December 11, 2020 – The National Airlines Council of Canada, representing Canada’s largest air carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet), welcomed today’s report by the Industry Strategy Council, an economic advisory group created by the federal government, that recommends a wide series of measures to re-start Canada’s economy including the […]

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Nov 8, 2020 • News Releases

National Airlines Council of Canada Comments on the Canadian Government’s Decision to Begin Discussions with Major Airlines on Pandemic Support

Ottawa, November 8, 2020 – The National Airlines Council of Canada, representing Canada’s largest air carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet), commented on today’s announcement by Transport Minister Marc Garneau that the federal government will now enter discussions with major airlines regarding financial assistance, due to COVID-19. “The pandemic has had […]

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