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Barbados, Canada, sign new Air Transport Agreement

Barbados and Canada have penned a brand new Air Transport Agreement, which is expected to increase air passenger traffic as well as provide aircrafts “the flexibility to operate without directional or geographical limitations”. Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and High Commissioner of Canada, Marie Legault, signed the agreement. McClean explained that the two countries had an existing Air Services Agreement that was signed back …

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New Canadian passenger bill of rights introduced

A new passenger bill of rights was introduced by Transportation Minister Marc Garneau, which included a provision that ensures that passengers will not be bumped off a flight against their will. That particular change is part of the amendments made to the Canada Transportation Act, which also introduces new foreign ownership limits for airlines, requires railways to install voice and video recorders in locomotives and improves transparency and efficiency in …

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Canada’s new federal guidelines geared to help air passengers, set to be tabled

New federal guidelines that are geared to cut down conflicts between airlines and passengers will be spelled out in legislation, and will be tabled by Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau. These new requirements would, essentially force airlines to compensate passengers for non-weather or air traffic related flight delays and cancellations, and mandate minimum levels of reimbursement for travel disruptions and lost luggage. The new rules also mandate carriers to not charge parents …

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Barbados and Canada agree to new Air Transport Agreement

Barbados and Canada signed a new Air Transport Agreement with the aim of increasing tourism and connectivity between the two countries. The agreement is being envisioned as a means of increasing airlift and long stay visitors in both countries. At the same time, it would also give airline carriers “the flexibility to operate without directional or geographical limitations.” Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean and …

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Air Canada expects “sensible” air passenger bill of rights

Air Canada expects the government’s upcoming air passenger bill of rights to be a sensible one rather than an impulsive reaction to the controversial United Airlines incident that saw a passenger get dragged off an overbooked flight. “My expectation is that legislation is not made based on yesterday’s headlines in the United States,” said Air Canada’s Chief Executive Calin Rovinescu. “All in all, we expect to have a reasonable and …

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Following “United” incident, Canada will set new “Passengers’ Bill of Rights”

Transport Canada is working on a “Passengers’ Bill of Rights” which would set rules on instances of flight changes, airline fees, lost bags as well as the bumping of passengers off flights – an industry practice which recently made headlines after a video of a passenger onboard a United Airlines flight getting dragged off the plane, went viral. Transport Minister Marc Garneau admitted getting very disturbed upon seeing the said …

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Canada considers implementing own electronics ban

Canadian passengers flying aboard Royal Jordanian Airlines will feel the pinch of the United States mandate banning large electronic devices inside the cabin. Royal Jordanian passengers arriving in Montreal from Amman will be forced to check “any phones, laptops or tablets larger than a normal-sized mobile or smartphone” starting on Friday. The recently implemented carry-on restriction, which bans electronic devices from cabins in flights originating from some countries in the …

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