Decision No. 54-A-2002

January 30, 2002

January 30, 2002

APPLICATION by Air Comet S.A. carrying on business as Air Plus Comet pursuant to subsection 73(2) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, for a licence to operate a non-scheduled international service to transport traffic on a charter basis between points in Spain and points in Canada.

File No. M4212/A916-2

Docket No. 020014


Air Comet S.A. carrying on business as Air Plus Comet (hereinafter the applicant) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for a licence to operate the service set out in the title. The application was received on January 3, 2002 and was complete and ready for processing on January 29, 2002.

The applicant filed an affidavit attesting that within the twelve months preceding the filing of the application it did not contravene section 59 of the Canada Transportation Act (hereinafter the CTA) in that it has not sold, caused to be sold or publicly offered for sale in Canada transportation in respect of the applied for air service without holding the required licence. The applicant has also undertaken in respect of the air service applied for that it will not contravene section 59 of the CTA prior to the issuance of the applied for licence. The Agency is not aware of any evidence that the applicant contravened section 59 of the CTA within the preceding twelve months.

The Agency has reviewed the application and is satisfied that the applicant meets the requirements of subsection 73(2) of the CTA.

Accordingly, the Agency will issue to the applicant a licence authorizing it to operate a non-scheduled international service to transport traffic on charter basis between points in Spain and points in Canada.

Pursuant to subsection 74(1) of the CTA, the Agency deems it appropriate to include the terms and conditions set out below in the licence to be issued pursuant to this Decision.

The licence to be issued pursuant to this Decision shall be subject, in addition to the conditions prescribed by the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, as amended (hereinafter the ATR), to the requirements to hold a Canadian aviation document issued by the Minister of Transport and to have prescribed liability insurance coverage as set out in section 7 of the ATR, and to the following terms and conditions to which the licence is made subject pursuant to subsection 74(1) of the CTA:

  1. The Licensee is authorized to transport traffic on a charter basis between points in Spain and points in Canada.
  2. The Licensee is prohibited from carrying local traffic between points in Canada.
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