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Information about “risky” passengers should be shared: Air Canada

Canada's largest airline says carriers should be allowed to share information about unruly passengers to help keep the skies safer.


February 16, 2016
By The Canadian Press

Air Canada says airlines can ban people with a history of disruptive behaviour from taking further flights with that airline.

But legislation does not permit carriers to exchange information about passengers, even when they believe them to be a safety risk.

In a submission to a federal review of the Canada Transportation Act, Air Canada says safety should always be first and foremost.

An Alberta man was charged in late December after a flight attendant was injured on an Air Canada flight to India.

The federal privacy commissioner’s office says it was unaware of Air Canada’s sharing proposal, has not studied the issue and can provide no comment at this time.