Air passenger protection regulations

Know Your Rights - New Air Passenger Protection Regulation

Background

In May 2018, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) began developing Air Passenger Protection Regulations to establish airline obligations toward passengers, including minimum compensation levels and standards of treatment in different circumstances.

The CTA consulted broadly for three months with the travelling public, consumer rights groups, and the airline industry through a variety of channels, including public sessions across the country, on-line questionnaires, surveys of passengers in airports, face-to-face meetings with key experts and stakeholders, and the receipt of written submissions and comments. The CTA took all input into account in drafting the proposed regulations.

Following the publication in Part I of the Canada Gazette, the CTA reviewed all feedback received and made adjustments in order to finalize the Regulations.

Milestones

Status
Air passenger protection consultation opened May 28, 2018
Air passenger protection consultation ended August 28, 2018
What We Heard report is published on October 16, 2018
Draft Regulations were published in Canada Gazette December 22, 2018
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