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What Is It About Direct Flights To Beirut That Scares The Canadian Government ?

July 12, 2017 | By | More

Thomas Woodley
President of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)

For years, Lebanese Canadians flying to Beirut have had to endure exhausting layovers in Europe. But recent hopes that the Trudeau government would approve direct flights to Beirut were dashed with a tweet from an Air Canada executive early Monday. Duncan Bureau, VP Global Sales for Air Canada tweeted that the government had rejected their application, commenting, “Huge disappointment for us and [the] Lebanese community here.”

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