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Skyservice to participate in rapid COVID-19 testing for Calgary travelers

Providing flexibility to Canadians returning home from International Destinations on private flights

November 9, 2020  by CM Staff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Skyservice Business Aviation has announced that it will participate in the Rapid Covid Testing currently available in Calgary International Airport (C-YYC). The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) announced that Business Aviation can also participate in the International Border Testing Pilot set up on Nov. 2 by the Province of Alberta and the Government of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

“This is a great opportunity to get Canadians moving safely again,” Anthony Norejko, President and CEO of the Canadian Business Aviation Association, said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to being a partner to further improve this program to match the needs of Albertans and our operators.”

“Aviation is one of many industries negatively impacted by the pandemic. The ability to provide Rapid Testing to eligible travelers returning to Calgary from international destinations is a positive step forward,” said Emlyn David, Skyservice CEO. “The 14-day quarantine period has deterred many individuals, including private jet travelers, from traveling abroad. The potential to reduce the quarantine period based on confirmed negative test results should help to encourage more activity in the travel and tourism sector, while still ensuring the safety and health of Canadians.”