ALPA Responds to CTA Decision to Approve Wet Lease Applications
November 19, 2013 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement in response to the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA’s) recent decision to approve Sunwing Airlines Inc.’s applications for wet lease of foreign aircraft and pilots through spring 2014.

“ALPA has long advocated for the establishment of a formal Canadian wet lease policy to help level the playing field for all Canadian air carriers and to ensure that Canadian pilots benefit from Canadian aviation job opportunities. So, when Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced the government’s first-ever policy imposing limits on wet leasing in the aviation industry in August, ALPA welcomed the new policy as an important step toward reaching that goal.”