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Nfld. mayors want Air Canada to answer to service complaints

Jan. 15, 2008, St. John's, Nfld. - Some mayors in Newfoundland and Labrador plan to make Air Canada accountable for the quality of air service to and from the province.


January 15, 2008
By The Canadian Press

Jan. 15, 2008, St. John's, Nfld. – Some mayors in Newfoundland and Labrador plan
to make Air Canada accountable for the quality of air service to and
from the province.

A barrage of complaints has been aimed at Air Canada after winter
storms forced the cancellation of flights over the Christmas
holidays.

Conception Bay South, N.L., Mayor Woody French is pushing for a
bill of rights for airline passengers, and has the backing of
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador president Graham Letto.

They want to persuade the Canadian Federation of Municipalities
to come onside.

Meanwhile St. John's, N.L., Mayor Andy Wells has convinced city
council to support his call for a public inquiry into the airline.

Wells says they have to pressure Air Canada and an inquiry is a
way of doing that. (VOCM)