Transportation Information Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2006-03-22 to 2013-11-19:


 The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

charter service

charter service means the transportation of passengers or cargo by aircraft pursuant to a contract under which a person, other than the air carrier that operates the air service, reserves a block of seats or part of the cargo space of an aircraft for the person’s use or for resale to the public. (service d’affrètement)

level I air carrier

level I air carrier means a Canadian air carrier, other than a level VI air carrier, that transported at least 1,000,000 revenue passengers or at least 200 000 tonnes of cargo in each of the two calendar years before the year in which information is provided pursuant to this Part. (transporteur aérien de niveau I)

level II air carrier

level II air carrier means a Canadian air carrier, other than a level VI air carrier, that transported at least 50,000 but fewer than 1,000,000 revenue passengers, or at least 10 000 but less than 200 000 tonnes of cargo, in each of the two calendar years before the year in which information is provided pursuant to this Part. (transporteur aérien de niveau II)

level III air carrier

level III air carrier means a Canadian air carrier, other than a level VI air carrier, that transported at least 5,000 but fewer than 50,000 revenue passengers, or at least 1 000 but less than 10 000 tonnes of cargo, in each of the two calendar years before the year in which information is provided pursuant to this Part. (transporteur aérien de niveau III)

level IV air carrier

level IV air carrier means a Canadian air carrier that is not any other level of air carrier that realized gross revenues of at least $500,000 for the provision of air services for which the air carrier holds a licence, in each of the two calendar years before the year in which information is provided pursuant to this Part. (transporteur aérien de niveau IV)

level V air carrier

level V air carrier means a Canadian air carrier that is not any other level of air carrier and that realized gross revenues of less than $500,000 for the provision of air services for which the air carrier holds a licence, in either of the two calendar years before the year in which information is provided pursuant to this Part. (transporteur aérien de niveau V)

level VI air carrier

level VI air carrier means a Canadian air carrier that operates an air service for which the air carrier holds a licence for the sole purpose of transporting passengers and cargo to or from a lodge operation in the year in which information is provided pursuant to this Part. (transporteur aérien de niveau VI)

local air carrier

local air carrier means

  • (a) a level II air carrier that transported less than 300,000 revenue passengers by scheduled unit toll service in each of the two calendar years before the year in which information is provided pursuant to this Part; or

  • (b) a level III air carrier, level IV air carrier or level V air carrier. (transporteur aérien local)

regional air carrier

regional air carrier means a Canadian air carrier that, in each of the two calendar years before the year in which information is provided pursuant to this Part, was

  • (a) a level I air carrier that transported revenue passengers no more than one billion kilometres; or

  • (b) a level II air carrier that transported at least 300,000 revenue passengers by scheduled unit toll service. (transporteur aérien régional)

revenue passenger

revenue passenger in respect of

  • (a) unit toll service, means a passenger for whose transportation the air carrier receives remuneration equal to at least 25 per cent of the normal fare charged by that carrier for that transportation; and

  • (b) charter service, means a passenger who is transported by the air carrier. (passager payant)

unit toll service

unit toll service means the transportation of passengers and cargo by an aircraft provided by an air carrier that operates the air service and that, directly or indirectly, sells seats and cargo space to the public on a price per seat, price per unit of mass or price per volume of cargo basis. (service à taux unitaire)

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