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Air Passenger Protection Regulations

Version of section 19 from 2019-12-15 to 2022-09-07:


Marginal note:Compensation for delay or cancellation

  •  (1) If paragraph 12(2)(d) or (3)(d) applies to a carrier, it must provide the following minimum compensation:

    • (a) in the case of a large carrier,

      • (i) $400, if the arrival of the passenger’s flight at the destination that is indicated on the original ticket is delayed by three hours or more, but less than six hours,

      • (ii) $700, if the arrival of the passenger’s flight at the destination that is indicated on the original ticket is delayed by six hours or more, but less than nine hours, or

      • (iii) $1,000, if the arrival of the passenger’s flight at the destination that is indicated on the original ticket is delayed by nine hours or more; and

    • (b) in the case of a small carrier,

      • (i) $125, if the arrival of the passenger’s flight at the destination that is indicated on the original ticket is delayed by three hours or more, but less than six hours,

      • (ii) $250, if the arrival of the passenger’s flight at the destination that is indicated on the original ticket is delayed by six hours or more, but less than nine hours, or

      • (iii) $500, if the arrival of the passenger’s flight at the destination that is indicated on the original ticket is delayed by nine hours or more.

  • Marginal note:Compensation in case of refund

    (2) If paragraph 12(2)(c) or (3)(c) applies to a carrier and the passenger’s ticket is refunded in accordance with subsection 17(2), the carrier must provide a minimum compensation of

    • (a) $400, in the case of a large carrier; and

    • (b) $125, in the case of a small carrier.

  • Marginal note:Deadline to file request

    (3) To receive the minimum compensation referred to in paragraph (1) or (2), a passenger must file a request for compensation with the carrier before the first anniversary of the day on which the flight delay or flight cancellation occurred.

  • Marginal note:Deadline to respond

    (4) The carrier must, within 30 days after the day on which it receives the request, provide the compensation or an explanation as to why compensation is not payable.

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