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DOI: 10.47026/2499-9636-2022-2-89-97

Tolstova M.L.

Legal Regulation of the Air Carriage Contract: Current Aspects

Keywords: air carriage contract, carrier's liability, flight delay, Air Code, the Montreal Convention, development of air legislation

The article examines international and national legislation regulating air transportation, in particular, international acts (the Montreal, the Warsaw Conventions, etc.), federal legislation (Air. Civil codes, etc.), and subordinate legislation (Federal Aviation Regulations and local acts of air carriers). One of the latest significant changes in the air transport area is related to the accession of the Russian Federation to the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, adopted in Montreal. The relevance of the topic is beyond doubt, because in modern conditions, it is important for each individual and collectives to be mobile, and air transport is capable of providing the fastest and most comfortable delivery from one point to another in a short period of time. Much attention is paid to the analysis of the carrier's liability, because at the moment the carrier bears only fault-based liability for the flight delay and other damage caused, and is discharged from the liability only in case of force majeure circumstances, as confirmed by numerous examples of judicial practice. The author draws a conclusion about the increase in the amount of liability for the delay in delivery of goods, passengers and luggage.


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About authors

Tolstova Maria L.
Candidate of Economics Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Financial Law, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; ORCID:

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Tolstova M.L. Legal Regulation of the Air Carriage Contract: Current Aspects [Electronic resource] // Oeconomia et Jus. – 2022. – №2. P. 89-97. – URL: DOI: 10.47026/2499-9636-2022-2-89-97.