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The last airport of call of the aircraft before landing at subject airport.

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The maximum number of seats available on en aircraft for the transportation of passengers.

 

Cargo

Any property carded or to be carded in aircraft other than mail, carrier property such as stores, or baggage carded under a passenger ticket and baggage check, but includes baggage moving under an airway bill or shipment record.

 

Cargo off

Cargo off-loaded from flight at subject airport Cargo loaded on to flight at subject airport. Reason for delay  or diversion of flight.

 

Commercial Transport Operation

An air transport operation invoking the transport of passengers, baggage, cargo or mail for remuneration or hire. A scheduled or unscheduled flight available to the public for the carriage of passengers, cargo or mail for remuneration or hire.

 

Connecting Passenger

A passenger who is transferring to (from) a flight from (to) another flight (different aircraft and flight number) with the same airline or with a code sharing airline. Note that the term ‘connecting’ can only be ascribed to the passenger at the airport where the transfer takes place. At the airport where the passenger initiates (finishes) his/her journey, the term ‘embarking’ ('landed’) passenger is applicable.

 

Courier

A fast door-to-door air service for express delivery of documents or small packages.

 

Departure Date

The gate the aircraft departed from subject airport.

 

Departure To

The airport at which flight next stops after leaving from subject airport.

 

Destination Point

Airport at which flight terminates.

 

Direction

Refers to whether the flight is arriving or departing.

 

Diversion

The landing of an aircraft at an airport not included in the scheduled route as a result of malfunction or  suspected malfunction, weather conditions, refueling needs etc.

 

Domestic Flight

A flight operated between points within domestic boundaries of a state by an airline registered in that state.

 

Domestic Passenger

A passenger who has his/her point of origin and final destination within the national boundaries, i.e. passenger travelling intra-island.

 

Domestic Passenger Embarked

A passenger who boards flight at subject airport and who has his/her point of origin and final destination within the national boundaries. Every individual (whether children, airline staff on leisure etc) boarding flight, excluding crew, connecting passengers and in transit passengers, must be included in this category.

 

Domestic Passenger Landed

A passenger who departs flight and who has the subject airport as his/her final destination point, and has an airport within Jamaica as his/her point of origin. Every individual (either children, airline staff on leisure etc) departing flight, excluding crew, passengers who will be disembarking to connect to another flight and in transit passengers, must be included in this category.

 

Equipment

Type of aircraft used to operate flight, example A300, MDS3, 747.

 

Extra Section

Flight that is occasioned by the overflow of passengers or cargo on scheduled flights.

 

Ferry Flight

A non-revenue flight made to position an aircraft for commercial or technical reasons, such as to provide transport for stranded passengers en-route, to return an empty aircraft used for a one-way charter flight, or an aircraft requiring major maintenance action at the operator’s home base.

 

Flight

The operation of an aircraft between two points, consisting of one or more flight legs, from leaving the airport of origin to arrival at the airport of final destination, and operated under one flight number.

 

Flight Number

The numeric designator of flight containing up to four digits prefixed by a two character airline designator, representing the operation of en aircraft between two points consisting of one or more flight legs, operated under one number.

 

Flight Type

This is the classification highlighting whether the flight is scheduled or non-scheduled, whether it is a commercial or general aviation operation or whether it is an international or domestic operation etc.

 

General Aviation Flight

A civil aviation operation other than scheduled and non-scheduled commercial air transport operation. Includes pilot haining, business craft priiate flights far leisure purposes, aerial work etc.

 

International Flight

A flight which lands (takes off) in Jamaica, from (to) a place outside Jamaica, or a flight which, being part of an air service to or from a place outside Jamaica, takes off from en aerodrome in Jamaica and lands at another aerodrome in Jamaica.

 

International Passenger

Passenger on flight who has an international location as the start or final destination of his/her arrival.

International Passenger Embarked

A passenger who boarded flight at the subject airport and who has as his/her final destination an international location. Every individual (whether children, airline staff an leisure etc) boarding flight, excluding craw, connecting passengers and in transit passengers, must be included in this category.

 

International Passenger Landed

A passenger who has the subject airport as his/her final destination, and an international location as his/her initial point of travel (Point of Origin).This passenger could have boarded that flight from an international location or boarded from another domestic location by connecting from an international flight. Every individual (whether children, airline staff on leisure etc) departing flight excluding crew, passengers who will be disembarking to connect to another flight and in transit passengers must be included in this category.

 

In transit Passenger

Passenger who arrives at subject airport on flight and will be continuing journey on same flight. Note that these passengers can either stay on aircraft or temporarily disembark.

 

Mail

Dispatches of correspondence and other objects tendered by and intended for delivery to postal administrations, or goods carried under the terms of an international postal convention example, letter mail and air parcel.

 

Mail Off

Mail off loaded from flight at subject airport.

 

Mail On

Mail loaded on to flight at subject airport.

 

Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW)

Maximum permissible weight, specified in the certificate of airworthiness or other prescribed document, at which the aircraft may take off in the most favourable circumstances.

 

Movement

The landing or take off of an aircraft at subject airport.

 

Non-Revenue Passenger

An individual who is defined as any passenger who is two years old or younger.

 

Nonscheduled Flight

A flight that is operated not based on a published timetable but usually based an demand within particular seasons and unlike scheduled flights are usually given (in the Jamaican case) permits to operate for short periods, example charters.

 

Passenger

Any person, excepting members of crew operating that flight, that is carried or to be carried on flight, with the consent of the carrier.

 

Point of Origin

The airport from which the flight started or originated.

 

Registration Number

The number marking the entry of civil aviation aircraft into the register established and maintained by the responsible civil aviation authority of contracting state in accordance with its applicable laws and regulation.

Scheduled Flight

A flight which is operated, for remuneration and is based on a published time table, or so regular or irregular as to constitute a recognizably systematic series, which are open to direct booking by public. In the Jamaican case, such a flight is operated based on a license issued by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority. The license is usually for a year or more. Note that scheduled flights also include extra-revenue flights (occasioned by the overflow of traffic from scheduled flights), inaugural flights, part charters, and some special flights operated on rare occasions (example special scheduled flights to an annual trade fair).

 

Scheduled Time

The time the aircraft was originally tabled to land at or take off from subject airport. The actual time the aircraft landed at, or took off from subject airport. The legal entity (or person) holding the operating certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the State of Registry, to engage in operations of the aircraft for the provision of scheduled and or unscheduled services for the carriage of passengers, baggage, cargo or mail. The date the aircraft landed at the subject airport.