Canada PM says airline sector crucial part of economy, gov't talking to carriers about aid package

OTTAWA, April 13 (Reuters) - Canada's airline sector is crucial and the government is looking at helping other carriers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, a day after Ottawa unveiled a C$5.9 billion ($4.70 billion) aid package for Air Canada (ACDVF).

Trudeau told a briefing that the Air Canada (ACDVF) deal would protect jobs, keep communities connected and ensure passengers received refunds for trips they had not been able to take because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ($1=1.2543 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Steve Scherer and David Ljunggren)

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