All-inclusive air price advertising

Part V.1 of the Air Transportation Regulations sets out requirements for all-inclusive air price advertising.

These rules help consumers easily determine the total price of advertised air services, and encourage fair competition among advertisers of air services.

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Interpretation note: air services price advertising

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Notice to industry: enforcement of the regulations

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Who does this apply to?

The regulations apply to any person who advertises air prices to the public, for travel within, or originating in Canada, through any media. 

Advertising is considered to be a communication of the air price to the public, for travel within, or originating in Canada, and through either interactive or non-interactive media. 

Requirements for air price advertising

Air price advertising directed at the public must include:

  1. The total price, inclusive of all taxes, fees and charges which a consumer must pay to obtain the air service.  
  2. A minimum level of description of the air service offered, including: 
    1. the points of origin and destination; 
    2. whether the service is one way or round trip; and 
    3. limitations with respect to booking or travel availability periods. 
  3. Access to a breakdown of the taxes, fees and charges and any optional services offered for a fee or charge.

For more information, see the interpretation note: air services price advertising.

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