21-Jul-2011 4:35 PM

Emirates 'surprised' at failure to enter Canada - support from sectors still strong

Emirates was "surprised" it was denied permission to launch service to Canada (21-Jul-2011). Speaking at the Aviation Outlook Australia Pacific conference, Emirates SVP Public, Industry, International and Environmental Affairs Andrew Parker stated the support from certain sectors is definitely still strong. "The strength of support from the tourism sector, the premieres and the provinces is as strong as ever," started Mr Parker. "In terms of economics, that case is getting stronger than ever for us too."