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Emirates airline lobbies for more access to Canada

Study suggests $480 million will be added to economy.

A leading airline of the United Arab Emirates is urging the Canadian government to allow it more flights to and from Canada, and is using a study promising economic benefits for Canada to make its case.

The airline Emirates released a study Tuesday that said increasing flights between Toronto and Dubai from three times a week to as much as twice a day -- as well as adding daily service to and from airports in Vancouver and Calgary -- would have an economic benefit to Canada of about $480 million a year.

The study, conducted by the Vancouver branch of InterVistas Consulting on behalf of Emirates, said the economic benefits included $115.4 million in new economic activity for airports in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver; $82.6 million in added tourism spending; $246 million in economic spinoffs and $38.1 billion in additional ta


Added: Feb-24-2010 Occurred On: Feb-24-2010
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Tags: UAE, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Tourism
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