FAQs: Air Transportation Regulations

1. What is the purpose of these regulations?

The Air Transportation Regulations give effect to the economic regulation of the air industry in Canada.

2. What are the key elements of these regulations?

The Air Transportation Regulations set out the criteria that air carriers must meet regarding the carriage of passengers and/or cargo by air, with respect to:

  1. The issuance, amendment or renewal of domestic and international licences;
  2. The operation of transborder and international charters;
  3. The information that licence holders shall include in their tariffs for public knowledge and record purposes;
  4. Advertising prices;
  5. The form and content of service schedules that are required to be filed with the Canadian Transportation Agency; and
  6. Terms and conditions of carriage of persons with a disability.

3. How do these regulations affect Canadian businesses?

Canadian (and foreign) carriers who wish to fly to, within, and/or out of Canada must comply with the Air Transportation Regulations' specific requirements:

  1. In order to obtain the necessary Canadian licence(s);
  2. In order to obtain the necessary charter permit(s);
  3. Regarding the filing and display of tariffs;
  4. Regarding the advertising of prices;
  5. Regarding the filing of service schedules; and
  6. Regarding the terms and conditions of carriage of persons with a disability.

4. Where can I get more information?

For more information contact:

Canadian Transportation Agency

Ottawa, ON
K1A 0N9

Telephone: 1-888-222-2592
TTY: 1-800-669-5575
Fax: 819-997-6727

E-mail : info@otc-cta.gc.ca
Website: www.cta.gc.ca

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