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Small airlines sue over Olympic restrictions

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  • julian cheyne
    http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Small+airlines+over+Olympic+restrictions/3811166/story.html Six Lower Mainland airline operators are suing the federal
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      Six Lower Mainland airline operators are suing the federal government over security restrictions imposed during the Olympic Games that they say resulted in more than $1 million in losses.

      The carriers and flight schools want to be compensated for loss of revenue and increased expenses from Jan. 29 to March 24.

      The restrictions mainly affected operators at Boundary Bay Airport and Squamish Airport.

      For example, solo flights by student pilots at Boundary Bay were banned. Sightseeing flights were also cancelled and there were some restrictions on night flights.

      Pat Kennedy, chief operating officer for the Pacific Flying Club, one of the six anticipated plaintiffs, said her company was "significantly restricted" in operations out of Boundary Bay.

      Kennedy claims her company alone suffered $100,000 in losses.

      Transport Canada, which approved the restrictive measures, could not be reached.



      Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Small+airlines+over+Olympic+restrictions/3811166/story.html#ixzz15DZS8MrO

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