OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport
Canada , Infrastructure and Communities, announced the appointment of
Sam Barone as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA).
Mr. Barone's wide-ranging aviation experience in both the public and
private sector is welcomed by the National Airlines Council of Canada
(NACC) members - Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and
WestJet. Sam Barone has held positions with Transport Canada and the
Competition Bureau, and was President of both the Air Transport
Association of Canada (ATAC) and the Canadian Business Aviation
"We have had the genuine pleasure of working with Sam Barone on several
matters and we look forward to working with him in his new role. He
brings with him a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and understanding of
the operational realities airlines face. We believe he is well suited
to help the CTA set the conditions for a competitive and efficient
national transportation system that fulfills the needs of Canadians and
the Canadian economy", said George Petsikas, President of the NACC.
The CTA plays a key role as tribunal and economic regulator through
dispute resolution and essential economic regulation. The NACC member
airlines look forward to continuing to work with the CTA.
The National Airlines Council of Canada is a trade association founded
by Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat and Jazz Aviation LP in order to
ensure safe, sustainable and competitive air travel.
SOURCE: National Airlines Council of Canada