• Compensation to passengers for delayed flights will increase up to 380 thousand rubles

  • Officials intend to amend the Air code of Russia the amendments extending the liability of airlines to passengers under the Montreal Convention. On Wednesday, 2 November, "Kommersant".

    As it became known publication, the government wants to increase compensation for delays of up to 380 thousand rubles per passenger. Now the airlines are obliged to pay 25 roubles for each hour of delay. The total amount of the fine shall not exceed the cost of the ticket.

    In addition, passengers will also be able to sue the carrier at its principal place of residence. Under the Montreal Convention, the airline is responsible for damage sustained in case of death or injury to her client on Board or during boarding or disembarking.

    Such amendments to the Air code has been prepared by the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of transport draft law on Russia's accession to the Convention. Developed in the government document needs to bring aviation standards of the country in accordance with international standards. The Ministry plan to submit the bill for consideration in the state Duma.

    The Montreal Convention was adopted in 1999 and entered into force in 2003. Its members are currently 119 States. She, in particular, will unify the rules for international carriage by air, protects the interests of passengers, involves the introduction of electronic customs clearance of air cargo and other regulations.


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