“Revolted” in the face of the decision of Air Canada to suspend indefinitely certain regional routes, the president of Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue is urging governments not to pay a penny to the airline that ” cares for its customers “.
“I am shocked, outraged. They fuck us ! This carrier-there is abusing his power, ” the plague Emilian Larochelle, in shock at the announcement of the abolition for an indefinite period of time the Air Canada flight connecting Val-d’or and Montreal.
For the president of Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue, this decision is the drop that makes the vase overflow. It is only in the last several years, the air carrier offers a quality of service rather negligible in the region, according to him.
“Break in service, deferrals and cancellations of transportation without warning, and the inability to speak to anyone for information. How do you think we can trust this company then ? How do you want that our region develops with an air service of this quality-there ? ” asks he, with bitterness.
Mr. Larochelle asked the authorities not to inject public money into Air Canada, and instead concentrate their efforts on the local airlines, including Air Creebec, which ” are more sensitive to the demands and needs of travellers “.
“Air Canada does not want to contribute to the recovery of the tourism industry or help regions to be more accessible : they want to have good returns. We, we do them more confidence, ” strip the president of Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Ras the bowl
According to Dr. Larochelle, the whole of the tourism industry in the region is exasperated in the face of practices of Air Canada. According to him, the carrier should just give up the regional coverage. “Remove yourself completely and we will figure something out “, he insists.
“One is nauseated. It is tanned to exploitation by these people. They don’t care about customers. We want our governments to order them to stop playing this game and most importantly, they stop putting money in this company-there “, says Mr. Larochelle.
The recent decision by Air Canada has the consequence of isolating the east of the region, in addition to having negative impacts on its tourism industry and economic, he says.
“How do you want us to not be outraged to be treated like that ? It is tanned to make laugh of us “, ends Mr. Larochelle.