Clear and timely communication of accurate information to passengers is critical to ensuring a positive passenger experience. Airlines must also make passengers aware of their rights before they fly.

They must:

  • inform you of their policies on delays, cancellations, denied boarding, lost or damaged baggage and the seating of children in a simple, clear way;
  • inform you about your rights and the remedies available;
  • provide the reason for a flight disruption in plain language without technical jargon;
  • provide regular status updates during delays; and
  • make sure that communication is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Resource Guide

Communicating Key Information to Passengers: A Guide explains passenger rights and airline obligations to communicate key information with passengers. These apply to flights to, from and within Canada, including connecting flights.

Reference: Airline obligations in this area are set out in the Air Passenger Protection Regulations.

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