Air Canada President Responds to News of Singapore Airlines Crash

31st Oct 2000

Air Canada President and Chief Executive
Officer, Robert Milton, today made the following statement in response to news
that a Singapore Airlines aircraft has crashed in Taipei:

“Tragedies such as this are deeply felt throughout the entire airline
community. Our thoughts are with the passengers and crew who were on board
this Singapore Airlines flight, as well as with their families and friends,”
said Milton. “I have sent a message to Dr. Cheong Choong Kong, Deputy Chairman
and CEO of Singapore Airlines, offering Air Canada`s assistance and support at
this difficult time.”

The Singapore Airlines flight, bound for Los Angeles, was not an Air
Canada codeshare flight.



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