The Canadian Transportation Agency issues administrative monetary penalty to Air Canada for violations of the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations

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The Canadian Transportation Agency issues administrative monetary penalty to Air Canada for violations of the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations

DECISIONS

Compensation, flight delay – Monteith v. Air Canada, 2023 BCCRT 1134
Claim for compensation for flight delay – applicant claimed compensation for flight delay under the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR) – Air Canada argued that delay was caused by unexpected aircraft malfunction and that applicant was not entitled to compensation under the APPR or the parties’ contract – decision made without the participation of the applicant due to non-compliance with CRT’s mandatory directions – claim dismissed

Compensation, flight delay – Juniper v. Air Canada, 2023 BCCRT 1115
Claim for compensation for flight delay – applicant bought an international air travel ticket from Air Canada – applicant’s flight was cancelled on the day of its departure – applicant was rebooked on a flight one day later – applicant claimed compensation for flight delay, as well as reimbursement for ground transportation and meals – Air Canada argued that cancellation was due to weather conditions outside of its control – under Air Passenger Protection Regulations, Air Canada only had to provide alternative travel arrangements, not compensation – claim dismissed

CIRB DECISIONS

  • Bargaining unit order – Samsic Assistance Canada Inc.Order No. 11890-U
    Application for certification by International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) – employer not opposed to application – IAMAW certified to be bargaining agent for unit comprising “all passenger service agents working for Samsic Assistance Canada Inc. providing customer service for passengers at the Calgary International Airport, located in Calgary, Alberta, excluding office, clerical and sales staff, wheelchair assistance agents, ramp agents, dispatch agents, and those above the rank of team leader”

CTA DECISIONS

  • Suspension – Air-Invest Vagyonkezelo Kft. C.o.b. Air-Invest Kft.Order No. 2023-A-S-309
    License no. 230112 – license reinstated effective December 13, 2023
  • Suspension – AÉRO LOISIRS INC.Determination No. A-2023-244
    License nos. 980156 and 180157
  • Application – Air Transat A.T. Inc. c.o.b. Air Transat (Air Transat)Determination No. A-2023-245
    Application by Air Transat, on behalf of itself and Smartwings, a.s. (Smartwings), for approval to permit Air Transat to provide its scheduled international service between Canada and Cuba; the Dominican Republic; and Jamaica, using one aircraft with flight crew provided by Smartwings, beginning on December 15, 2023, to January 15, 2024 – approval granted, subject to conditions
  • Suspension – Aeroenlaces Nacionales S.A. de C.V. c.o.b. VivaaerobusOrder No. 2023-A-S-312
    License no. 160008 – license reinstated effective December 21, 2023
  • Application – WestJetDetermination No. A-2023-247
    WestJet granted authorization to operate its scheduled international service, large aircraft, through code sharing, on licensed routes between Canada and the Republic of Korea in accordance with the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Korea – WestJet now seeking to operate its scheduled international service with its own aircraft – authorization granted
  • Application – Air Transat A.T. c.o.b. Air Transat (Air Transat)Determination No. A-2023-246
    Application by Air Transat, on behalf of itself and SmartLynx Airlines Malta Limited (SmartLynx), for approval to permit Air Transat to provide its scheduled international service between Canada and Cuba; the Dominican Republic; and Jamaica, using one aircraft with flight crew provided by SmartLynx, beginning on December 23, 2023, to March 31, 2024 – approval granted, subject to conditions
  • Application – Sunwing Airlines Inc. (Sunwing)Determination No. A-2023-253
    Application by Sunwing, on behalf of itself and Smartwings, a.s. (Smartwings), for approval to permit Sunwing to provide its scheduled international services between Canada and the following countries: Antigua, Aruba, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico, using one aircraft with flight crew provided by Smartwings, beginning on February 1, 2024, to May 20, 2024 – approval granted, subject to conditions
  • Application – ZIPAIR Toyko Inc.Determination No. A-2023-252
    Application for license to operate a scheduled international service in accordance with the Air Transport Agreement between Canada and Japan – license issued, subject to conditions
  • Application – ZIPAIR Tokyo Inc.Determination No. A-2023-251
    Application for license to operate a non scheduled international service to transport traffic on a charter basis between Japan and Canada – license issued, subject to conditions
  • Application – Cargojet Airways Ltd. also c.o.b. Cargojet Regional; Prime AirDetermination No. A-2023-250
    Application for license to operate a scheduled international service, all-cargo aircraft, in accordance with the Arrangement on Air Transport between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ecuador – license issued, subject to conditions
  • Application – AirExplore, s.r.o.Determination No. A-2023-249
    Application for license to operate a non scheduled international service to transport traffic on a charter basis between the Slovak Republic and Canada – license issued, subject to conditions
  • Suspension – Waters Aero-Marine, Inc. c.o.b. Penobscot Island AirOrder No. 2023-A-S-316
    License no. 110028

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