Chamber to hear of Air Canada plans

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Kevin Howlett

Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce members will learn about Air Canada’s global business strategy as well as the airline’s presence and commitment to P.E.I. during an upcoming luncheon.

Kevin Howlett, senior vice president for regional market, Air Canada, will speak at a Business Builder Luncheon at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 12, in Memorial Hall of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Chamber president Keith O’Neill says air access remains a significant issue of concern for many chamber members.  

“We look forward to continuing to build air capacity at our airport through a strong partnership with Air Canada.”

In his role as senior vice president, regional markets, Howlett has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of Air Canada’s regional operations and the relationship with current and future regional carriers operating on its behalf. He was appointed in September.

The Charlottetown Airport Authority recently struck an Air Service Development Committee to ensure that the authority’s air service development strategy meets the needs of the community.

Committee members include representatives of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island, the P.E.I. BioAlliance, Innovation P.E.I. and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.  

“Mr. Howlett’s visit ties in nicely with the establishment of our Air Service Development Committee,” said Doug Newson, CEO of the Charlottetown Airport Authority.

A former Islander, Howlett was educated at the University of Prince Edward Island and Dalhousie University. He holds the CHRP (certified human resource professional) designation, is a member of the Conference Board of Canada, and FETCO (the Council of Industrial Relations Executives and Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications).

The Business Builder Luncheon is sponsored by the Charlottetown Airport Authority with media sponsor, The Guardian.  Air Canada will be drawing for two economy class return tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America including Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean. All fees charged by third party (such as airport/departure taxes, security charges or other third party fees, taxes or charges) will be applicable.

For more information contact the chamber at (902) 628-2000 or email for reservations. 

Organizations: Air Canada, Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, September.The Charlottetown Airport Authority Air Service Development Committee Confederation Centre Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency University of Prince Edward Island Dalhousie University Conference Board of Canada Council of Industrial Relations Executives

Geographic location: Canada, North America, Hawaii Mexico Caribbean

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