BNN Bloomberg: Canada’s Airports Reinforce Call for Government Action as Expected Losses Grow with New Travel Restrictions
March 8, 2021 – Daniel-Robert Gooch, president of Canadian Airports Council, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss what the travel sector needs from the federal government to avoid large job losses and possible closures amid the pandemic.
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What to expect on your next journey
London International Airport has implemented Flight Path to Recovery, enhancing existing measures and implementing new initiatives and processes that will ensure passengers remain safe while travelling through the airport.
Toronto Pearson has launched When You’re Ready to Travel, which describes the new airport experience for travellers.
Vancouver International Airport has new information on Travel Planning to help travellers prepare for their trip and journey through YVR.
Winnipeg Richardson International Airport has implemented the New YWG Travel Experience , a step-by-step guide to help passengers know what to expect each step of the way.
Calgary International Airport has launched #FlyHealthyYYC, focused on delivering a safe and healthy airport for workers and travellers.
Edmonton International Airport is EIA Ready, a commitment to make the airport as clean and safe as possible.
Montréal-Trudeau International Airport has launched Travel With Confidence, providing a series of measures and tips for travellers.
Victoria International Airport has launched TravelSafe YYJ Program, the airport’s commitment to travellers.
Kelowna International Airport is welcoming back passengers with a series of new health and safety initiatives at YLW to ensure the public can feel confident when travelling through the airport.
Nanaimo Airport has produced a “Safe Travels” video that showcases the initiatives they have taken to keep passengers and employees safe
Submissions and presentations
February 19, 2021 – Let’s Talk Budget 2021: Positioning Canada’s airports for a strong, inclusive and sustainable COVID-19 recovery
December 3, 2020 – Presentation to the Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities
August 6, 2020 – Written Submission for Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2021 Federal Budget
May 22, 2020 – Brief for the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) study of the Canadian response to COVID-19
May 1, 2020 – Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Regarding COVID 19
March 20, 2020 – Canada’s airports need federal financial relief to endure COVID-19 An open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada An open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada
News and views
Op Eds, Statements and Releases
Canada’s Airports See Air Sector Package as a First Step
Canada’s airports call for federal action as traffic numbers continue to drop
Airports Council Welcomes Updated ICAO Restart and Recovery Guidance
Statement on the November 8, 2020 Air Sector Announcement by Transport Minister Marc Garneau
Canada’s Global Cities Need Air Transport, by Daniel-Robert Gooch, CAC and Patrick Sullivan, CGCC
Canada’s Airports Look Forward to Working with the Federal Government on Financial Support for the Sector
Darkening Skies: Canada’s Airports Now Expect Cumulative Revenue Losses of $4.5 Billion by the End of 2021
Canada’s airports welcome Flight Plan, the government’s new guidelines for safe air travel
Airports Council Launches ‘Ready for Every Journey’ Campaign as Travel Resumes
Airports Council Releases COVID-19 Recovery Recommendations and Priorities
Statement on Canada’s Airports and Federal Relief Programs
COVID-19 Aviation Industry Briefing Webinar by Daniel-Robert Gooch, International Airport Review –
Reconnecting Canada to the world post virus by Daniel-Robert Gooch
Keeping essential workers and goods moving by air today and tomorrow by Jarred Cohen, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Working for our communities, Canada’s airports deliver a critical service at a critical time by RJ Steenstra
Feds need to step up support for airports by Angela Gittens and Daniel-Robert Gooch
Canada’s airports are working to maintain operations during this critical time by Joyce Carter
For Serving Canadians in Times of Need, Thank You AD
Canadian Airports Council Applaud Federal Airport Rent Exemption
Canada’s airports are working to maintain operations during this critical time
Federal financial relief needed for Canada’s airports to endure through COVID-19 crisis
Statement on the Closure of the U.S. – Canada Border to Non-Essential Travel
Select Media Coverage
Western Aviation News: Aviation industry wants to avoid a Hunger Games competition for scarce federal aid (Dec. 3, 2020)
CBC: Airlines disappointed by the lack of a bailout plan in federal fiscal update (Nov. 30, 2020)
National Post: Feds aim pandemic support at tourism and other ‘highly affected sectors’ in fall economic statement (Dec. 1, 2020)
Globe and Mail: Ottawa vows tailored financial support for hardest-hit sectors (Nov. 30, 2020)
Blacklocks (Subscription required): Air Sector Buried In Debts (Dec. 4, 2020)
Western Aviation News: So just what help did Canada announce for the aviation industry? (Nov. 30, 2020)
Struggling Airports Implore Trudeau to Help Hardest-Hit Sectors, Bloomberg
Canada’s airports likely to hike passenger fees as need for upgrades rise in the wake of pandemic National Post
By reducing air travel within Canada, COVID-19 has opened another equity gap, Globe and Mail
Former Air Canada executive says province should consider closing an airport , CBC
Aéroport de Québec: le tiers des travailleurs sont licenciés de manière permanente. Le Journal de Québec
Longer lines, higher fares and no booze: Flying is about to get more aggravating, The Canadian Press
LEEFF program remains untouched by big business, iPolitics
Was the government’s large employer emergency package designed to fail? National Post
A day at the airport in June, 2020: quiet, monotonous and fearful, Globe and Mail
Airport Improvement Fees could skyrocket without government aid Western Aviation News
Some lights are off, but Canada’s airports are still planning for a bright future, SKIES
Collaboration, future preparedness are pandemic positives, SKIES
Ottawa waives airport rent through end of 2020 as revenues plunge due to coronavirus,
Canada’s airports call for federal financial relief to survive COVID-19 crisis,
Resources and Information
Positioning Canada’s airports for a strong and sustainable recovery
ArriveCAN App: Use this mobile app to speed up your arrival process in Canada and spend less time with border and public health officers.
IATA Interactive Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Regulations Map
New measures introduced for non-medical masks or face coverings in the Canadian transportation system
New Domestic Transportation Measures
Travelling by Air from the U.S./Transborder:
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Legislative and Other Measures
Public Health Agency of Canada