Decision No. 738-A-1994

November 15, 1994

November 15, 1994

APPLICATION by Kamloops Air Services Ltd. 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 Group A, from a base at Kamloops, British Columbia.

File No. M4205/K5-4-1

Docket No. 941181 WR


Kamloops Air Services Ltd. (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 July 5, 1994 and was complete and ready for processing on September 8, 1994.

Notice of the application was published on September 28, 1994 in the newspaper of the area concerned. In addition, selected air carriers and others who may have an interest in the proceedings were notified of the application. No interventions opposing the granting of the application were filed with the Agency.

The applicant has also filed the material necessary to complete 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 Kamloops, British Columbia will be issued to Kamloops Air Services Ltd.

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 Group A.

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 Group A.

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