NACC Reacts To Government’s Omicron Testing Plan

Following the announcement that Canada was reintroducing travel and testing measures due to the Omicron variant, the National Airlines Council of Canada’s (NACC) president and CEO, Mike McNaney commented:

“Over the past several weeks the sector has implemented the federal government’s mandatory vaccination policy for aviation employees and passengers. This represents the most effective way to continue to protect public health and overall recovery.  The aviation sector will move rapidly to implement the temporary measures announced today by the federal government.”

McNaney continued: “It is expected the new measures will be adjusted as further study is carried out on the variant, and that the impact on the relaunch of the travel and tourism sector will be manageable. However, the economic uncertainty facing aviation cannot be overstated. As the variant is reviewed by public health authorities, we expect the government will move forward through science and data based decision making, tied to clear metrics.”

NACC’s boss noted that: “As these new measures are implemented, Canada’s major carriers will maintain their ongoing support for vaccination campaigns, while continuing to invest heavily in the safe restart of travel and tourism in order to drive our national economic recovery in every region of the country.”