Updated: Jan 20
The ATAC Executive Committee met with Transport Minister Omar Alghabra to discuss the aviation industry’s key issues during this enduring pandemic.
The issues that were tabled by ATAC included the removal of the Canadian Travel Advisory for the fully vaccinated, the redundancy of multiple testing at point of departure and at Canadian airports, and the lack of coordination with provinces and territories in dealing with the COVID-19 protocols.
ATAC urged the Minister to continue to act as a champion of the aviation sector in Canada and ensure that industry’s concerns of sufficient implementation time and practicality are considered when imposing health measures on our sector.
ATAC is encouraged by the Minister’s desire to continue working closely with industry in finding solutions which will help the eventual recovery of commercial aviation in Canada.
The following ATAC directors and staff participated in the call:
Chris Avery, President and CEO, Canadian North
Calvin Ash, President, PAL Airlines
Mark Williams, President, Sunwing Airlines
Gregg Evjen, Chief Operating Officer, KF Aerospace
Bob Connors, General Manager, Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre
Eric Edmondson, CEO, Pivot Airlines
Lynn McMullen, Chorus Aviation
John McKenna, ATAC President and CEO
Les Aalders, ATAC Executive Vice President
Wayne Gouveia, ATAC Senior Vice President