Opinion: "Keep Airline Aid Simple," Says WS CEO Ed Sims
Any federal support for airlines needs to be sector-wide with a focus on safety, sustainability and stimulation, says WestJet CEO Ed Sims in an op-ed. "Safety through initiatives such as airport testing for COVID-19 that needs to be gov't-led. Sustainability through a recognition by the gov't that many airlines, including WS, are spending billions in green initiatives and fuel-efficient fleet renewal," he said. "We have a clear plan based on safety, sector reform and sustainability. It is time for the government to lead the industry in leading economic recovery."