Air transportation of passengers, baggage, and cargoes

3.1. General provisions

3.1.1. A passenger air transportation agreement, a cargo air transportation agreement is certified respectively by a ticket and a baggage ticket, in case a passenger carries baggage, by a waybill.

3.1.2.A passenger air transportation agreement is filed under one ticket or additional ticket(s) that specifies the number of ticket to which it (they) is (are) issued.

3.1.3. Traffic documents are filed by the carrier or its authorized agent.

3.1.4. Additional fee may be charged by an authorized agent for providing a passenger services of choosing the appropriate transportation route, carriage charge according to high-priority parameters of transportation conditions and/or transportation conditions common for all carriers, settled by the passenger, and consulting services.

3.1.5. Traffic documents are executed by entering necessary data into electronic or paper traffic document form in a manual, computer-aided or electronic mode.

3.1.6. A ticket, waybill are filed after reservation within terms settled by the carrier.

3.1.7. To file payment of fees by the carrier or an authorized agent a document is used that is executed by the carrier or its authorized agent and certifies payment of charges and for services (a miscellaneous charges order, an electronic miscellaneous document(EMD)), a document that is executed by the carrier or its authorized agent and certifies payment for baggage transportation over free allowance settled by the carrier (an excess baggage payment certificate), a document that certifies payment of charges and for services (a miscellaneous charges order ).

3.1.8. To file traffic documents and charges payment documents the carrier’s own documents may be used and/or documents issued under an agreement with carriers of another enterprise ensuring mutual settlement between carriers and other participant of transportation process.

3.1.9. A separate ticket is issued for each passenger. A ticket may be filed in electronic form or on paper.

3.1.10. A ticket is issued on the basis of data in a document identifying passenger’s personality that is necessary pursuant to legislation of the Russian Federation or an international treaty of the Russian Federation for passenger transportation along the route stipulated by a passenger air transportation agreement. In case of selling privileged transportation or special-rate transportation, a ticket is issued on the basis of data of a document stipulated in the first paragraph of this Clause and documents that confirm a passenger’s right for privilege or special rate application. In case of cashless payment or payment respite, a ticket is issued on the basis of data in the document stipulated in the first paragraph of this clause and documents that confirm (guarantee) payment for transportation.

3.1.11. A passenger may receive an issued ticket or electronic ticket itinerary receipt directly at the carrier or an authorized agent’s transportation service sales point or choose a way of delivery agreed by the carrier or an authorized agent to receive electronic ticket itinerary receipt in electronic form through data telecommunications network.

3.1.12. A ticket paid according to a rate that does not limit terms of sales and use (hereinafter “Normal Rate”) certifies the carrier’s obligation to transport a passenger and his/her baggage during one year from the date of transportation start and from the date of a ticket issue if transportation is not started. A ticket paid for under a special rate certifies the carrier’s obligation to transport a passenger and his/her baggage within terms settled by agreement.

3.1.13. The carrier or an authorized agent should warn a passenger about the necessity to keep a ticket (unused coupons) during the whole transportation.

3.1.14. Use of a ticket by a person who is not stipulated in it is prohibited. In case a ticket is submitted by a person who is not stipulated in it, the ticket is withdrawn by the carrier and its cost is not paid back to a person who submitted it. In this case the carrier files a certificate with specification of l reasons for the ticket withdrawal.

3.1.15. A ticket is modified by the carrier or an authorized agent under the carrier’s agreement.

3.1.16. If a passenger declared a ticket issued incorrectly or damaged, the carrier is obliged to take immediately all measures within its control to find out the fact of air transportation agreement conclusion. If it is revealed that an air transportation agreement has not been concluded, a ticket is deemed invalid, and a passenger is not allowed for transportation. A ticket deemed invalid is cancelled by the carrier with filing a certificate that specifies reasons for the ticket deemed invalid. If it is revealed that an air transportation agreement was really concluded, the carrier accepts a passenger for transportation according to terms of the concluded passenger air transportation agreement with relevant ticket issue.

3.1.17. Travel ticket absence, incorrectness or loss affects neither existence nor validity of a passenger air transportation agreement, a cargo air transportation agreement.

3.1.18. A waybill certifies conclusion of a cargo air transportation agreement, cargo acceptance for transportation and cargo transportation terms.

3.1.19. A waybill contains data on cargo transportation during its carriage from the departure airport (point) to the destination airport (point) and data on payment for cargo transportation, in this case the first counterpart of a waybill is kept by the carrier and the second one is meant for a consignee and should be carried with cargo, the third counterpart is returned by the carrier or an authorized agent to a consigner after cargo acceptance.

3.1.20. An application for cargo transportation contains data necessary for cargo transportation, information on hazardous cargo and absence of items and substances forbidden for carriage.

3.1.21. If a cargo provided for transportation has peculiar properties or requires special transportation conditions, a consigner should stipulate it in a cargo transportation application.

3.1.22. The Consignor shall provide accurate and sufficient information required for the Consignment Note issue. The Consignor shall provide accurate and sufficient documents necessary before the transfer of cargo to the Consignee for meeting the requirements related to the border, customs, sanitary and quarantine, veterinary, quaran-tine phytosanitary control, stipulated by the laws of the Russian Federation and/or the laws of the country, on the territory, from the territory or through the territory of which the carriage is performed. The Carrier shall not be obliged to verify the accuracy and completeness of these documents.

3.1.23. One or several pieces of cargo that follow under the same waybill for the same consignee (hereinafter “Consignment”) may be accepted for transportation.

3.1.24. A waybill is issued for air All necessary records in a waybill should be made during its issue and all its copies should be identical. A waybill is amended by the carrier or an authorized agent upon agreement with the consigner.

3.1.25. A waybill should be signed by the carrier or an authorized agent and the consigner.

3.1.26. It is prohibited to stipulate a consignee’s address in a waybill as "hold for pickup".

3.1.27. A mark on peculiar properties of cargo, if any, or the necessity of special transportation conditions is put in a waybill. If the carrier of an authorized agent has inspected the state of cargo, a mark on the inspection is put in a waybill. A mark on a cargo declared value, cargo sealing performed is put in a waybill and a consigner’s sealing name is stipulated. If a cargo value is not declared, a mark about the cargo value not declared is put in a waybill.

3.1.28. While transporting a cargo that according to a waybill is delivered to a transfer airport by one flight and is transported further by another flight of the same or another carrier (hereinafter “Transfer Cargo”), the carrier or an authorized agent issues a waybill that specifies transfer airports (points).

3.1.29. Passenger, baggage, cargo transportation to the destination airport (point) to which a passenger, baggage, cargo should be delivered pursuant to a passenger air transportation agreement, a cargo air transportation agreement (hereinafter “Destination Airport (Point)”) by several carriers under the same traffic document or additional traffic documents issued together with it is considered to be a single transportation disregarding whether a change (reloading) or an interval in transportation took place.

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