Determination No. A-2019-112

June 19, 2019

APPLICATION by Middle East Airlines Airliban S.A.L. (Licensee) pursuant to subsection 78(2) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10, as amended (CTA).

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The Licensee has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for a temporary licence to operate, through code sharing, an international air service on a scheduled basis between Lebanon and Canada.

The Licensee is currently licensed to operate such a service until June 30, 2019.

The authority requested by the Licensee is extra-bilateral because there is no agreement or arrangement between Lebanon and Canada which provides for the operation by an air carrier of a scheduled international air service between Lebanon and Canada.

Prior to operating an international air service, the Licensee must, in addition to holding a licence, hold a valid Canadian aviation document and have the prescribed liability insurance coverage. The Agency is satisfied that the Licensee meets those requirements.

The Agency considers it appropriate that the licence be valid until June 30, 2020. Accordingly, the Agency, pursuant to subsection 78(2) of the CTA, varies Condition No. 2 of the licence to read:

  • This licence shall terminate on June 30, 2020.

Any similar requests for a subsequent authority shall be submitted to the Agency for approval one month prior to the expiry of the licence.


J. Mark MacKeigan
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