Order No. 2014-A-233
APPLICATION by Flugfelagid Atlanta ehf carrying on business as Air Atlanta Icelandic for an exemption from the application of subsection 84(2) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, as amended.
Flugfelagid Atlanta ehf carrying on business as Air Atlanta Icelandic (Licensee) is licensed to operate a non-scheduled international service to transport traffic on a charter basis between Iceland and Canada.
Pursuant to subsection 84(2) of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA), the Licensee must appoint an agent who has a place of business in Canada, and, in writing, provide the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) with the agent’s name and address.
The Licensee states that it is a small company that operates few, if any, flights into Canada. Therefore, from an economic perspective, it would be impractical to retain an agent in Canada.
The Agency has considered the information filed by the Licensee to substantiate an exemption from subsection 84(2) of the CTA. In addition, the Agency notes that the Licensee’s operations are coordinated by an agent in the United States of America.
The Agency finds that compliance by the Licensee with subsection 84(2) of the CTA is unnecessary and, pursuant to paragraph 80(1)(c) of the CTA, exempts the Licensee from the application of that provision.