The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) has responded to the federal government’s announcement of funding programs supporting Canada’s airports.
NACC’s president and CEO, Mike McNaney said that the announcement “provides further details on programs that were announced last year and provides support that is required as the sector continues to reel from the impact of the pandemic.”
However, McNaney said that: “Further action will be required,” continuing that: “Following the example of other countries such as the United Kingdom, and as vaccination rates increase rapidly in Canada, the most effective step the government must now take is to work with the sector to develop and launch a clear recovery plan for aviation and travel.”
NACC’s boss said that: “Establishing the parameters for the safe restart of the sector, and clearly conveying a plan to the public, is essential if we are to continue to effectively support public health and Canada’s overall economic recovery in communities large and small across the country.”
And McNaney concluded: “Countries that properly plan will not only safely restart aviation and their overall economy, they will take jobs and investment from countries that do not.”
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