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GTAA Marks One-Year Anniversary of Blue Sky Policy

Nov. 28, 2007, Toronto, Ont. - Yesterday, on the one-year anniversary of Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon's announcement of Canada's "Blue Sky" international air policy, the GTAA congratulated the minister for his leadership.


November 28, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

Nov. 28, 2007, Toronto, Ont. – Yesterday, on the one-year anniversary of Transport
Minister Lawrence Cannon's announcement of Canada's "Blue Sky" international
air policy, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) congratulated the
minister for his leadership.
       
Since the introduction of the new liberalized approach to international
air policy one short year ago, the GTAA has already experienced benefits in
terms of increased route access and frequency, which means more choice and new
markets and destinations to the residents and businesses in the Greater
Toronto Area.
       
"One of the key elements to the competitiveness of Toronto Pearson
International Airport is access to global markets," said Lloyd McCoomb,
President and CEO of the GTAA. "We appreciate Minister Cannon's leadership and
encourage the federal government to continue to implement the Blue Sky policy,
which allows the market to respond to the needs of passengers and shippers who
rely on the services of Toronto Pearson and its connection to global
destinations."

       
The GTAA is the non-share, not-for-profit authority that operates Toronto
Pearson. All revenue generated by the GTAA is reinvested back into the
airport. In 2006, 31 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson.