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Air Canada Welcomes Appointments to CATSA Board

MONTREAL, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada said it welcomed the appointments today by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) of Mr. Lloyd McCoomb as chairperson and Mr. Peter Wallis as member of its board of directors.

"Air Canada welcomes the appointments of these two aviation industry veterans to the CATSA board of directors," said Derek Vanstone, Air Canada's Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Industry and Government Affairs.  "Both Lloyd McCoomb and Peter Wallis have amassed considerable aviation experience and impressive achievements during their careers.  We look forward to their contribution in improving the passenger experience at airport security check points while upholding CATSA's mandate to maintain the highest level of security at Canada's airports.  We wish them every success in achieving these important goals."

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011 served more than 33 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 56 destinations in the United States and 63 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,356 destinations in 193 countries. In 2012, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North America in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax.

SOURCE: AIR CANADA


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