Canada to reinforce passenger rights on flights
On Monday, Canada has put a new regulation in use to protect passengers better. Every airline organizing flight to or from Canada has to pay an indemnification of up to 2.400 Canadian dollars (1.634 euros) for refusing passengers for reasons like overbooking. They also have to compensate for the loss of luggage, “up to 2.100 Canadian dollars (1.430 euros) for lost or damaged baggage”.
“We have created regulations that are clear, coherent, transparent, and fair,” explained the Canadian Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau.
A second phase of the new regulation will be taken into use on December 15th. It will cover the delays and annulations of flights and the attribution for children’s seats close to a parent or a guardian.
Up to 25.000 dollars
The Minister also warned that recalcitrant companies risk to pay up to 25.000 Canadian dollars (17.029 euros) for each incident.