PRESS RELEASES 4/29/2013 7:55:00 AM | Canada News Wire

Air Canada Supports Keeping the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Headquarters in Montreal


MONTREAL, April 29, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that it supports the efforts made by municipal, provincial and federal governments to convince representatives of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to keep its headquarters in Montreal, a city with an international reputation for its expertise in civil aviation, whether in air travel, aeronautics, international organizations or various specialized training programs offered by Montreal universities.

"As President of Air Canada, a company that is proud to have its headquarters in Montreal where we have more than 5,000 employees, I invite all business leaders in Montreal to take action to ensure that ICAO's headquarters remain in this city," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer for Air Canada.

A specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. For more information, visit www.icao.int.

About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on 5 continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 51 destinations in the United States and 67 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 1329 destinations in 194 countries. Air Canada rewards its most loyal customers through its top tier recognition program, Altitude, that offers frequent flyers a range of priority travel services, lounge access and upgrades to Executive Class, complementing their membership in Aeroplan, Canada's premier loyalty program, which provides numerous ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 travel and retail partners.

SOURCE: Air Canada



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