Migration and Home Affairs

Air carrier

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In relation to conveyance, the owner or charterer of the conveyance. A carrier usually refers to an airline, bus or rail company, or cruise line. Under the laws of some States, the term includes any owner of a means of conveyance, which carries a person onto its territory.

Source: International Organization for Migration http://ec.europa.eu/wel/images/doc_icons/f_pdf_16.gif

According to Directive 2004/82/EC, "carrier" means any natural or legal person whose occupation it is to provide passenger transport by air.

Source: Council Directive 2004/82/EC

According to Directive 2016/681 (the PNR Directive), "air carrier" means an air transport undertaking with a valid operating licence or equivalent permitting it to carry out carriage of passengers by air.