Guidelines for the assessment of air carrier joint ventures


These guidelines outline the assessment and authorization process that will be undertaken by Transport Canada and the Competition Bureau following a joint venture application. The guidelines provide additional details to air carriers considering a joint venture. 

Who this guide is for

  • Air carriers
  • Transport Canada employees
  • Competition Bureau employees

In this guide

  • Role of Transport Canada and the Competition Bureau
  • Proposed assessment process and timelines
  • Competition assessment by Competition Bureau
  • Public interest assessment by Transport Canada
  • Public interest factors to be considered
  • Filing a notice under the Canada Transportation Act, including fees to be paid
  • Enforcement of assessment decision
  • Canadian ownership requirements
  • Monitoring of assessment decision

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