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Nov 19, 2021 • News Releases

Major Airlines Acknowledge Government’s First Step Toward Elimination of PCR Pre-Departure Test for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Ottawa, November 19, 2021 – Mike McNaney, 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 in response to today’s announcement that beginning November 30 the federal government will no longer require fully vaccinated Canadian […]

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Oct 26, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome Re-Appointment of Hon. Omar Alghabra as Minister of Transport

Ottawa, October 26, 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 re-appointment of the Honourable Omar Alghabra as Minister of Transport in the new federal […]

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Oct 21, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome New Standardized Proof of Vaccination System for Domestic and International Travel

Ottawa, October 21, 2021 – Mike McNaney, 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 today’s announcement by the federal government of a standardized proof of vaccination system for domestic and international travel, […]

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Oct 6, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome Vaccination Rules for Air Travellers and Airline Employees

Ottawa, October 6, 2021 – Mike McNaney, 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 today’s release by the federal government of further details requiring air travellers and aviation employees to be fully […]

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Aug 13, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome Federal Policy Requiring Mandatory Vaccination of Aviation Employees

Ottawa, August 13, 2021 – Mike McNaney, 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) released the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the federal government that employees in federally regulated industries, including aviation, must be […]

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Aug 11, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Support Federal Plan for Proof of Vaccination for International Travel

Ottawa, August 11, 2021 – The Canadian federal government announced today that it hopes to release by early Fall, a digital “proof of vaccination” credential that can be used by Canadians to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel. The government is working with provincial and territorial governments to develop the federal program.   “We […]

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Jun 4, 2021 • News Releases

North American Airlines Push for Restart of Canada – US Transborder Aviation Market

Ottawa, June 4, 2021 – The industry organizations representing North America’s major airlines today called on the Canadian government to release a clear plan for the restart of the Canada – U.S. aviation transborder market, that includes exempting fully vaccinated passengers from quarantine. In a joint letter to senior Canadian Ministers, Mike McNaney President and […]

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May 27, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome Report Released by Health Canada Calling for Major Changes to Travel and Border Measures

Ottawa, May 27, 2021 – Mike McNaney, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents Canada’s largest carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation and WestJet), issued the following statement in response to the report released today by the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel: “The report by […]

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