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Air Canada Commends the Governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico on Reaching a new Trade Agreement

MONTREAL, Oct. 2, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today commended the Governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico on reaching a new trade agreement, thereby removing much of the uncertainty overhanging trade and business between the three countries.

"While the details of the agreement need to be fully assessed, the proposed USMCA should not only promote greater trade and economic stability, but also provide numerous opportunities for future growth," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive of Air Canada.

"Air Canada supports all initiatives that encourage travel between Canada, the US and Mexico, especially those that also strengthen their respective economies. Air Canada is the largest foreign carrier serving the U.S. based on markets served and our success within North America has provided a foundation for our international expansion to over 100 other destinations around the world."

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 220 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served more than 48 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 59 in the United States and over 100 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2018 Best Airline in North America. Air Canada was also named the 2018 Eco-Airline of the Year by the respected airline industry publication Air Transport World in its 44th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards for its commitment to emissions reductions through supporting the development of alternative fuels, its numerous green programs and partnerships, and being the first airline worldwide to voluntarily join the World Bank's IMF Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook. 

 

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