Decision No. 579-A-2004

October 27, 2004

October 27, 2004

APPLICATION by El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. pursuant to subsection 69(1) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, for a licence to operate a scheduled international service between Israel and Canada.

File No. M4212/E23-3-1


El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (hereinafter El Al) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for the authority set out in the title. The application was received on July 22, 2004.

Under Licence No. 040026, El Al is authorized to operate a scheduled international service in a manner consistent with the Agreed Minute between Canada and Israel signed on March 10, 2004.

Condition No. 3 of Licence No. 040026 states:

This licence, unless cancelled at an earlier date, shall be in effect until October 30, 2004.

By Order No. 2004-A-362 dated August 12, 2004, the Agency, pursuant to paragraph 80(1)(c) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10 (hereinafter the CTA) exempted El Al from the application of section 59 of the CTA, thereby permitting the air carrier to sell, cause to be sold or publicly offer for sale in Canada a scheduled international service between Israel and Canada for travel beyond October 30, 2004, subject to certain conditions.

By the Agreed Minute of October 25, 2004, Canada and Israel agreed on arrangements for the 2004/2005 IATA winter season.

The Agency has reviewed and considered the application and material in support thereof and is satisfied that El Al meets the requirements of paragraph 69(1)(a) of the CTA.

Accordingly, pursuant to subsection 78(1) of the CTA, the Agency will issue a new document of licence authorizing the Licensee to operate a scheduled international service, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The Licensee is authorized to operate a scheduled international service in a manner consistent with the Agreed Minute between Canada and Israel signed on October 25, 2004.
  2. The operation of the scheduled international service authorized herein shall be conducted subject to the provisions of any applicable arrangements as may be agreed to between Canada and Israel.
  3. This licence, unless cancelled at an earlier date, shall be in effect until March 26, 2005.

Any request for extension of this authority shall be submitted to the Agency for approval by no later than February 25, 2005.

Should the applicant intend to sell, cause to be sold or publicly offer for sale in Canada a scheduled international service for transportation authorized by this licence to be provided beyond the termination date as set out in Condition No. 3 of the licence, it must file an application for and be granted an exemption from section 59 of the CTA by the Agency.

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