What are the additional charges in my Fare?

What are the additional charges in my Fare?

Note: The information below is intended as a guideline only. Actual fees, charges and surcharges are subject to change, may vary depending on the itinerary and some exceptions apply.

Canadian and U.S. Destinations

Fuel Surcharges: Fuel surcharges are collected by airlines as a measure to offset partially the volatility of and fluctuations in operating costs associated with the price of fuel. For travel within Canada and between Canada and the United-States, fuel surcharges are included in the ticket price.

Navigational (NAV) Surcharge: NAV surcharges within Canada are based on distance and are $9, $15 or $20 CAD. For transborder itineraries, NAV surcharges are $7.50 CAD/USD each way. This surcharge is collected to cover the fees that Air Canada pays to NAV Canada and other foreign governments to operate and use Canada's and other foreign countries’ air navigation systems.

Insurance Surcharge: Along with Air Canada’s main domestic competitor, Air Canada maintains an insurance surcharge to partially offset the costs of aviation insurance. This insurance surcharge is $3 CAD each way for travel wholly within Canada. Some exceptions apply.

Air Travellers Security Charge (ATSC): The Canadian Parliament enacted the Air Travellers Security Charge Act to fund increased government expenditures on air travel security for travel in Canada in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001. For domestic itineraries, the ATSC is $7.12 CAD each way to a maximum charge of $14.25 CAD. For transborder itineraries, the ATSC is up to $12.10 CAD / USD each way to a maximum charge of $24.21 CAD / USD.

Peak Travel Premium: For travel to/from certain destinations on peak travel dates, a Peak Travel Premium may be added to the 'Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges' component of your fare. The actual premium charged and the applicable peak travel dates are subject to change.

Airport Improvement Fees (AIFs): Many airports in Canada and around the world have implemented Airport Improvement Fees (AIFs). In some cases, airports collect these fees at the airport at time of departure; in others, the fees are collected at time of ticketing and are reflected in the additional charges portion of your fare. Canadian airports that include the AIF on your ticket are listed in the table below. All amounts are in CAD.

Bagotville, Que. (YBG) $25  
Baie-Comeau, Que. (YBC) $10  
Bathurst, N.B. (ZBF) $40  
Calgary, Alta (YYC) $30  
Castlegar, B.C. (YCG) $7  
Charlottetown, P.E.I. (YYG) $20  
Comox, B.C. (YQQ) $5  
Cranbrook, B.C. (YXC) $11  
Deer Lake, N.L. (YDF) $20  
Edmonton, Alta (YEG) $25  
Fort McMurray, Alta (YMM) $30  
Fort St. John, B.C. (YXJ) $18  
Fredericton, N.B. (YFC) $20  
Gander, N.L. (YQX) $25  
Gaspe, Que. (YGP) $10  
Goose Bay, N.L. (YYR) $20  
Grande Prairie, Alta (YQU) $20  
Halifax, N.S. (YHZ) $25  
Hamilton, Ont. (YHM) $25  
Kamloops, B.C. (YKA) $10  
Kelowna, B.C. (YLW) $15  
Kenora, Ont. (YQK) $5  
Kitchener, Ont. (YKF) $15  
Lethbridge, Alta (YQL) $15  
London, Ont. (YXU) $15  
Moncton, N.B. (YQM) $20  
Mont-Joli, Que. (YYY) $5  
Montreal, Que. (YUL) $25  
Mont Tremblant, Que. (YTM) $20  
Moosonee, Ont. (YMO) $12  
Nanaimo, B.C. (YCD) $10  
Ottawa, Ont. (YOW) $20  
Prince Albert, Sk (YPA) $10  
Prince George, B.C. (YXS) $20  
Quebec City, Que. (YQB) $27  
Red Deer, Alta (YQF) $10  
Regina, Sask. (YQR) $20  
(YQR) $5 Travel between Regina and Saskatoon
Regina, Sask. (YQR) $20  
Rouyn-Noranda, Que. (YUY) $20  
Saint John, N.B. (YSJ) $20  
Sarnia, Ont. (YZR) $20  
Saskatoon, Sask (YXE) $5 Travel within Saskatchewan
(YXE) $20 Travel outside Saskatchewan
Sault Ste Marie, Ont. (YAM) $20  
Smithers, B.C. (YYD) $25  
Stephenville, N.L. (YJT) $20  
St. John's, N.L. (YYT) $20  
Sudbury, Ont. (YSB) $25  
Sydney, N.S. (YQY) $25  
The Pas, Man. (YQD) $20  
Thompson, Man. (YTH) $20  
Timmins, Ont. (YTS) $10  
Toronto, Ont. (YYZ) $25 Originating passengers
(YYZ) $4 Connecting passengers
(YTZ) $20 Originating passengers
Val d'Or, Que. (YVO) $20  
Vancouver, B.C. (YVR) $5 Travel within B.C./Yukon
(YVR) $20 Travel outside B.C./Yukon
Victoria, B.C. (YYJ) $10  
Waterloo, Ont. (YKF) $15 For international flights
(YKF) $20 For flights between Canada and the U.S.
Windsor, Ont. (YQG) $15  
Winnipeg, Man. (YWG) $25  
Yarmouth, N.S. (YQI) $10  

International Destinations

Fuel Surcharges: Fuel surcharges are collected by airlines as a measure to offset partially the volatility of and fluctuations in operating costs associated with the price of fuel. For international travel, fuel surcharges vary according to destination.

Navigational (NAV) Surcharge: The NAV surcharge for international travel to and from select countries is $15 CAD each-way. This surcharge is collected to cover the fees that Air Canada pays to NAV Canada. and other foreign governments to operate and use Canada's and other foreign countries’ air navigational systems.

Air Travellers Security Charge (ATSC): The Canadian Parliament has enacted the Air Travellers Security Charge Act to fund increased government expenditures on air travel security for travel in Canada in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001. For international itineraries, the Air Travellers Security charge is $25.91 CAD for all departures from Canada.

Airport Improvement Fees (AIFs): Many airports in Canada and around the world have implemented Airport Improvement Fees (AIFs). In some cases, airports collect these fees at the airport at time of departure; in others, the fees are collected at time of ticketing and are reflected in the additional charges portion of your fare.

Peak Travel Premium: For travel to/from certain destinations on peak travel dates, a Peak Travel Premium may be added to the 'Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges' component of your fare. The actual premium charged and the applicable peak travel dates are subject to change.

Foreign taxes, fees and charges: Foreign governments impose various taxes, fees and charges to air carriers. Such fees are generally collected on a per passenger basis and are imposed for a wide variety of reasons, but mainly to offset costs related to security, customs and immigration, transportation and airport infrastructure, navigational services, environmental and government facilitation matters.

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