Decision No. 714-A-2004

December 31, 2004

December 31, 200471

APPLICATION by Zoom Airlines Incorporated, on behalf of itself and Jetsgo Corporation carrying on business as Jetsgo, for an approval pursuant to section 60 of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, and section 8.2 of the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, as amended, to permit Zoom Airlines Incorporated to provide its non-scheduled international service between Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Varadero, Cuba and between Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and Varadero, Cuba using aircraft and flight crew provided by Jetsgo Corporation carrying on business as Jetsgo on January 2, 2005.

File No. M4210/Z11-2


Zoom Airlines Incorporated (hereinafter Zoom), on behalf of itself and Jetsgo Corporation carrying on business as Jetsgo (hereinafter Jetsgo) has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (hereinafter the Agency) for the approval set out in the title. The application was received on December 24 , 2004.

Zoom has also requested an exemption from the application of subsection 8.2(2) of the Air Transportation Regulations (hereinafter the ATR), which requires the filing of an application for approval at least 45 days before the first planned flight.

Under Licence No. 020064, Jetsgo is authorized to operate a non-scheduled international service, large aircraft, to transport traffic on a charter basis between Canada and any other country.

Under Licence No. 020150, Zoom is authorized to operate a non-scheduled international service, large aircraft, to transport traffic on a charter basis between Canada and any other country.

With respect to the request for an exemption from the application of subsection 8.2(2) of the ATR, the Agency has considered the request and is of the opinion that compliance by Zoom with subsection 8.2(2) of the ATR is impractical in this case.

Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to paragraph 80(1)(c) of the Canada Transportation Act (hereinafter the CTA), hereby orders that Zoom be exempt from the application of subsection 8.2(2) of the ATR.

The Agency has reviewed and considered the application and the material filed in support thereof and is satisfied that it meets the remaining requirements of section 8.2 of the ATR.

Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to paragraph 60(1)(b) of the CTA and section 8.2 of the ATR, hereby approves the use by Zoom of aircraft and flight crew provided by Jetsgo, and the provision by Jetsgo of such aircraft and flight crew to Zoom, to permit Zoom to provide its non-scheduled international air service between Ottawa, Ontario and Varadero, Cuba and between Halifax, Nova Scotia and Varadero, Cuba using aircraft and flight crew provided by Jetsgo on January 2, 2005, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Zoom shall continue to hold the required licence authority.
  2. Commercial control of the flights shall be maintained by Zoom. Jetsgo shall maintain operational control of the flights and shall receive payment based on the rental of aircraft and crew and not on the basis of the volume of traffic carried or other revenue-sharing formula.

Zoom and Jetsgo are reminded to advise the Agency in advance of any changes to the information provided in support of the subject application.

Zoom and Jetsgo are further reminded of the continuing requirement to comply with sections 8.2 and 8.5 of the ATR.

The approval granted herein does not exempt Zoom and Jetsgo from the requirements of other legislative acts or regulations, including those of Transport Canada.

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