Decision No. 441-A-2001

August 6, 2001

August 6, 2001

APPLICATION by Air Canada for renewal of Licence No. 000153.

File No. M4210/A74-4-46

Docket No. 010721


Air Canada (hereinafter the applicant) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for the renewal set out in the title. The application was received on July 17, 2001.

Under Licence No. 000153, the applicant is authorized to operate a scheduled international service over the route(s) set out in the Arrangement on Air Transport between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Singapore contained in an Agreed Minute signed on August 15, 1992 (hereinafter the Arrangement). Condition No. 3 of the said licence states:

Unless terminated at an earlier date in accordance with the CTA or the Arrangement, this licence is in effect until August 16, 2001.

It was agreed by exchange of letters dated June 28, 2001 and July 4, 2001 between Government officials from Canada and the Republic of Singapore to permit operation of Vancouver-Seoul-Singapore services for a further one year period from August 17, 2001 to August 16, 2002, subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Arrangement.

The Agency has considered the application and the material filed in support thereof and is satisfied that the applicant continues to meet the requirements of subsection 69(1) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10 (hereinafter the CTA). In addition, the Agency is of the opinion that the extension of the validity of the licence until August 16, 2002 is consistent with the Arrangement. The Agency is also satisfied that the pertinent terms and conditions of the Arrangement have been complied with.

Accordingly, pursuant to subsection 71(1) and paragraph 28(1)(a) of the CTA, the Agency hereby amends Condition No. 3 of Licence No. 000153, effective August 17, 2001, to read:

Unless terminated at an earlier date in accordance with the CTA or the Arrangement, this licence is in effect from August 17, 2001 to August 16, 2002.

This Decision takes effect on August 17, 2001 and shall form part of Licence No. 000153.

A new document of licence bearing Licence No. 000153 will be issued to Air Canada on August 17, 2001.

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