The Commissioner found that the Department was not justified in refusing the appellants request. He found that the information on the dates of travel, departure point and destination, flying time and the number of passengers is environmental information under article 3(1)(c). He found that the information on the departure point and destination, and the dates of those journeys, is environmental information under article 3(1)(b). The Commissioner did not accept the assertion that the information is excluded from the scope of the AIE Regulations on the basis that it relates to the President. He was also not satisfied that article 8(a)(i), 8(a)(ii) or 9(1)(a) applied to the information as claimed. Accordingly, he annulled the Department's decision and required it to make the information available to the appellant.