Airline compensation in Canada: Court upholds all but 1 rule


(*1*)OTTAWA –

The Federal Court of attraction says it’s going to uphold all but one of many guidelines that bolster compensation for air passengers subjected to delayed flights and broken baggage.

The court docket on Tuesday dismissed the attraction that challenged the validity of the passenger Bill of Rights, aside from one regulation that applies to the momentary lack of baggage.

Air Canada and Porter Airlines Inc., together with 16 different appellants that embody the International Air Transport Association had argued that the passenger rights constitution launched in 2019 violates international requirements and must be rendered invalid for worldwide flights.

In court docket filings, the airways argued the regulation exceed the Canadian Transportation Agency’s authority and went in opposition to a multilateral treaty by imposing compensation necessities for flight cancellations or misplaced baggage that have been too stringent.

The CTA and lawyer normal argued there isn’t any battle between the passenger protections and the treaty.

The FCA initially turned down a request from the airways to droop the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR) in 2020.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Dec. 6, 2022.

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