Air Passenger Protection: Carriers Turn to Supreme Court

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Air Passenger Protection: Carriers Turn to Supreme Court

Air Canada is part of the group seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

A group of airlines asks the Supreme Court of Canada to hear their case after a lower court largely upheld the validity of the Canadian Transportation Agency's (CTA) Air Passenger Protection Regulations.

Air Canada and Porter Airlines are part of the class seeking leave to appeal to deva nt the Supreme Court, as well as a number of US and international airlines, including Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa and British Airways.

The Air Transport Association International (IATA), which represents approximately 290 member airlines, is also part of the group.

In December, the Federal Court of Appeals ruled against the airlines airlines by confirming the vast majority of passenger protection regulations introduced by the CTA in 2019.

Among other things, the Passenger Bill of Rights reinforces the compensation for air travelers who are victims of delayed flights and damaged luggage.

Airlines have argued that Canada's Passenger Bill of Rights violates global standards and should be struck down for airlines. international flights.