Decision No. 735-A-1993
October 28, 1993
APPLICATION by Air Transat A.T. Inc. carrying on business as Air Transat for a licence pursuant to subsection 72(2) of the National Transportation Act, 1987, R.S.C., 1985, c. 28 (3rd Supp.) to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service using fixed wing aircraft in Groups G and H, from a base at St. John's, Newfoundland.
File No. M4205/A328-4-9
Docket No. 931105
Air Transat A.T. Inc. carrying on business as Air Transat (hereinafter the applicant) has applied to the National Transportation Agency for a licence to operate the service set out in the title. The application was received on August 9, 1993 and was complete and ready for processing on August 19, 1993.
Notice of the application was published on September 7, 1993 in the newspaper of the area concerned and copies of the notice were sent to selected air carriers and to others believed to be interested. No interventions opposing the granting of the application were filed with the Agency.
The applicant has also filed Section II of its application. The Agency has reviewed the material filed and is satisfied that the applicant meets the requirements set out in paragraph 72(2)(a) of the National Transportation Act, 1987.
Accordingly, a licence to operate a Class 4 Charter domestic service from a base at St. John's, Newfoundland will be issued to Air Transat A.T. Inc. carrying on business as Air Transat.
To make provision for the level of charter domestic service to be consistent with demand anticipated by the applicant and in accordance with the applicant's indicated intentions, the Agency finds it in the public interest to authorize the Licensee to use fixed wing aircraft in Groups G and H.
Moreover, to preserve the integrity of the Class 1 Scheduled domestic services and the Class 2 Regular Specific Point domestic services in the designated area, the Agency deems it in the public interest to make the licence subject to the terms and conditions respecting route protection as set out in the attachment.
The licence will be subject to the terms and conditions prescribed by the Air Transportation Regulations, SOR/88-58, the condition respecting route protection contained in the attachment, which is hereby made a part of this Decision, and to the following condition:
The Licensee is authorized to use fixed wing aircraft in Groups G and H.