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CAC calls for Government action as Canadian airports post record losses in revenues

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), the voice for Canada’s airports, continues to call on federal and provincial governments to work with airports and other industry stakeholders to ensure that post-pandemic, there will be a functioning air sector that supports Canadian travel, tourism and trade. With the increase in air travel restrictions, and new quarantine and […]

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Pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements in effect for all air travellers flying into Canada

“The decision to implement the pre-boarding negative testing measures was not made lightly. While we recognize its potential to cause inconvenience and frustration to Canadians abroad travelling back to Canada, we are doing what is necessary to help protect the health of all Canadians. The COVID-19 situation continues to be unpredictable and changes rapidly.  We […]

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Canada’s new air passenger bill of rights

The Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA) second half of Canada’s air passenger rights’ bill, which outlines what form of compensation passengers are entitled to when their flights are delayed or cancelled, is now in effect. The CTA’s first phase of the passenger bill of rights was introduced in July 2019 and laid out new rules for […]

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New Canadian Air Passenger Protection Regulations

In May 2018, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) began developing Air Passenger Protection Regulations to establish airline obligations towards passengers, including minimum compensation levels and standards of treatment in different circumstances. The CTA consulted broadly for three months with the travelling public, consumer rights groups and the airline industry through a variety of channels, including […]

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New process for air carrier joint ventures in Canada

The authority to review and authorize joint ventures between airlines in Canada is now being reviewed and authorized by the Minister of Transport. Previously, only the Competition Bureau reviewed air carrier joint ventures to determine whether a joint venture would substantially lessen or prevent competition. It did not consider factors beyond those related to competition, […]

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