The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) is calling on the federal government to take immediate action and provide financial support to airlines, as well as work with the sector to develop an aviation recovery strategy.
The call from NACC follows the federal government’s announcement of new measures to reduce air travel and the agreement of Canada’s four major airlines to suspend service to sun destinations until the end of April.
Mike McNaney, president and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, said that: “We recognize the statements made by the government today that a healthy aviation sector is critical to Canada and our economy, and that the government is committed to working with the sector on a true recovery strategy that incorporates a science-based approach to testing and quarantine measures, and that the government is also committed to providing sectoral support for the industry overall.”
McNaney continued: “We need to ensure we take substantive action soon. Countries that have a true recovery strategy in place for their aviation sectors will be the best positioned to ensure the safe restart of their economy, to bring back jobs and investment and to successfully compete and take market share from countries that are not well prepared.”
And he concluded: “There is a great deal at stake in the coming months and we look forward to engagement with the government on a clear and substantive sectoral recovery strategy.” McNaney concluded.
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