Air Canada Welcomes Canada-European Union Air Transport Agreement

Dec 21, 2009

    MONTREAL, Dec. 18-09 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada issued the following
statement on the occasion of today’s signing of a comprehensive air transport
agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU).

    “Today’s signing by Canada of a comprehensive air transport agreement
with the 27 Member States of the European Union marks an important
development in increasing access to Canada’s second largest trading partner,”
said Duncan Dee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This
new agreement opens up a realm of new commercial opportunities for Air Canada
throughout the EU. It allows Air Canada to further develop Canada as a
gateway to the world by capitalizing on travel demand between Canada, the
U.S., Latin America and Europe.

    “Air Canada has long been an advocate of an enhanced aviation agreement
between Canada and Europe; we applaud the governments of Canada and the EU
for concluding this agreement that achieves balanced benefits for both