Decision No. 421-A-2013
APPLICATION by Air Canada also carrying on business as Air Canada rouge pursuant to section 77 of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, as amended.
Air Canada also carrying on business as Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for an approval to permit it to offer an additional capacity of 50 seats per week while operating its scheduled international service between Canada and Venezuela, for a period of one year or such longer period as may be permitted by the Agency.
Air Canada is licensed to operate a scheduled international service, large aircraft, in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Venezuela on Air Transport, signed on June 26, 1990 (Agreement).
Under the terms of the Agreement, Air Canada may offer up to 550 seats per week from May 1 to October 31 and 2,000 seats per week from November 1 to April 30.
Under the terms of the Agreement, the aeronautical authorities may approve temporary increases in capacity agreed between the designated airlines. In this case, Air Canada is the only carrier designated under the Agreement.
The Agency has reviewed the application. The Agency is of the opinion that a temporary increase in capacity to offer 50 additional seats per week would be appropriate.
Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to section 77 of the Canada Transportation Act and as provided for in the Agreement, approves the application by Air Canada to provide additional capacity, by offering 50 additional seats per week between Canada and Venezuela, for a period of one year from the date of this Decision.
The approval granted does not constitute a change in the capacity entitlement set out in the Agreement.