High Profile Future of Air Transportation Webinar Hosted By Surrey Board of Trade
There is no question that most of the Aviation Industry has been decimated by COVID and faces serious disruption if travel restrictions are not relaxed soon. Sector specific help for this critical infrastructure is required sooner rather than later. Join the SBoT today at 3pm (free/pay what you can, open to all) for an insightful look into this challenge by a five member panel including YVR, Air Canada, WestJet, Tourism Industry Association of BC, and Heather Bell, Chair of the BC Aviation Council.
As one of the first industries to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the air transportation sector will be one of the last to fully recover. Before the pandemic, the sector employed about 141,000 Canadians. Today, that number has plummeted almost overnight as airlines and airports grapple with new economic realities and further restrictions.We will be joined by representatives from Air Canada, WestJet, Vancouver International Airport, the BC Aviation Council and the Tourism Industry Association. The conversation will address the impact the industry has felt, the support that is needed and the path forward to instill consumer confidence and mitigate the impact to their commercial cargo operations.
Andy Margolis, Vice President - Airport Capacity & Systems Design, Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Heather Bell, Chair, BC Aviation Council
Serge Corbeil, Director - Government Relations, Local and Provincial, Air Canada
Walt Judas, CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC
Andrew Gibbons, Director - Government Relations, WestJet