If the passenger’s journey involves an ultimate destination or stop in a country other than the country of departure the Warsaw Convention or the Montreal Convention may be applicable and these Conventions govern and may limit the liability of carriers for death or bodily injury and in respect of loss of or damage to baggage. Many air carriers have waived the Warsaw Convention limits for death or bodily injury. Further information may be obtained from the carrier. See also notices headed “Advice to International Passengers on Limitation of Liability” and “Notice of Baggage Liability Limitations”. If the journey is wholly within the Maltese Islands Maltese domestic law, which provides for similar limitations of liability will apply.
Notice Of Government Imposed Taxes, Fees And Charges
The price of this ticket may include taxes, fees and charges, which are imposed on air transportation by government authorities. These taxes, fees and charges, which may represent a significant portion of the cost of air travel, are either included in the fare, or shown separately in the “TAX/FEE/CHARGE” box(es) of this ticket. You may also be required to pay taxes, fees and charges not already collected.
Denied Boarding By Overbooking
In those countries where Denied Boarding Compensation regulations are in force, carriers operate compensation plans for passengers with confirmed reservations who are denied boarding because of non-availability of seats caused by overbooking. Details of these plans are available at the airlines’ offices.
In order to minimize the effect of “no shows” and to permit seats to be used by passengers who otherwise would not be able to travel on a chosen flight, carriers may overbook flights.
Whilst carriers make every effort to provide seats for which confirmed reservations exist, seat availability is not absolutely guaranteed.
Conditions Of Contract
- As used in this contract “ticket” means this passenger ticket and baggage check, or this itinerary/receipt if applicable, in the case of an electronic ticket of which these conditions and the notices form part; “carriage” is equivalent to “transportation”, “carrier” means all air carriers that carry or undertake to carry the passenger or his baggage hereunder or perform any other service incidental to such air carriage; “electronic ticket” means the Itinerary/Receipt issued by or on behalf of Carrier, the Electronic Coupons and if applicable, a boarding document; “Warsaw Convention” means the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to International Carriage by Air signed at Warsaw , 12th October 1929, or that Convention as amended at The Hague, 28th September 1955, whichever may be applicable; “Montreal Convention” means the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air signed at Montreal, 28 May 1999.
- Carriage hereunder is subject to the rules and limitations relating to liability established by either the Warsaw Convention or the Montreal Convention unless such carriage is not “International Carriage” as defined by that Convention. Carriage wholly within the Maltese Islands on domestic flights is subject to Maltese domestic law which provides for similar rules and limitations relating to liability.
- To the extent not in conflict with the foregoing carriage and other services performed by each carrier are subject to: (i) provisions contained in the ticket; (ii) applicable tariffs; (iii) carrier’s conditions of carriage and related regulations which are made part hereof (and are available on application at the offices of carrier), except in transportation between a place in the United States or Canada and any place outside thereof to which tariffs in force in those countries apply.
- Carrier’s name may be abbreviated in the ticket , the full name and its abbreviation being set forth in carrier’s tariffs, conditions of carriage, regulations or timetables; carrier’s address shall be the airport of departure shown opposite the first abbreviation of carrier’s name in the ticket; the agreed stopping places are those places set forth in this ticket or as shown in the carrier’s timetables as scheduled stopping places on the passenger’s route; carriage to be performed hereunder by several successive carriers is regarded as a single operation.
- An air carrier issuing a ticket for carriage over the lines of another air carrier does so only as its Agent.
- Any exclusion or limitation of liability of carrier shall apply to and be for the benefit of agents, servants and representatives of carrier and any person whose aircraft is used by carrier for carriage and its agents, servants and representatives.
- Checked baggage will be delivered to bearer of the baggage check. In case of damage to baggage moving in international transportation complaint must be made in writing to carrier forthwith after discovery of damage and, at the latest, within seven days from receipt; in case of delay, complaint must be made within 21days from date the baggage was delivered. See tariffs on conditions of carriage regarding non-international transportation.
- This ticket is good for carriage for one year from date of issue, except as otherwise provided in this ticket in carrier’s tariffs, conditions of carriage, or related regulations. The fare for carriage hereunder is subject to change prior to commencement of carriage. Carrier may refuse transportation if the applicable fare has not been paid.
- Carrier undertakes to use its best efforts to carry the passenger and baggage with reasonable dispatch. Times shown in timetables or elsewhere are not guaranteed and form no part of this contract. Carrier may without notice substitute alternate carriers or aircraft and may alter or omit stopping places shown on the ticket in case of necessity. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Carrier assumes no responsibility for making connections.
- Passenger shall comply with Government travel requirements, present exit, entry and other required documents and arrive at airport by time fixed by carrier or, if no time is fixed early enough to complete departure procedures.
- No agent, servant or representative of carrier has authority to alter, modify or waive any provisions of this contract.
Advice to International Passengers on Limitation of Liability
Passengers on a journey involving an ultimate destination or a stop in a country other than the country of origin are advised that the provisions of a treaty known as the Warsaw Convention may be applicable to the entire journey, including any portion entirely within the country of origin or destination. For such passengers on a journey to, from, or with an agreed stopping place in the United States of America, the Convention and special contracts of carriage embodied in applicable tariffs provide that the liability of certain carriers parties to such special contracts, for death of or personal injury to passengers is limited in most cases to proven damages not to exceed US$75,000 per passenger, and that this liability up to such limit shall not depend on negligence on the part of the Carrier. For such passengers travelling by a Carrier not a party to such special contracts or on a journey not to, from, or having an agreed stopping place in the United States of America, liability of the carrier for death or personal injury to passengers is limited in most cases to approximately US$10,000 or US$20,000.
The names of Carriers, parties to such special contracts, are available at all ticket offices of such Carriers and may be examined on request. Additional protection can usually be obtained by purchasing insurance from a private company. Such insurance is not affected by any limitation of the Carrier’s liability under the Warsaw Convention or such special contracts of carriage.
For further information please consult your airline or insurance company representative.
*Note: The limit of liability of US$75,000 above is inclusive of legal fees and costs except that in the case of a claim brought in a State where provision is made for separate award of legal fees and costs, the limit shall be the sum of US$58,000 exclusive of legal fees and costs.
Notice of Baggage Liability Limitations
Liability for loss, delay, or damage to baggage is limited unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges are paid. For most International travel (including domestic portions of international journeys) the liability limit is approximately US$9.07 per pound (US$20.00 per kilo) for checked baggage and US$400.00 per passenger for unchecked baggage. For travel wholly between US points, Federal rules require any limit on an airline’s baggage liability to be at least US$1,250.00 per passenger. Excess valuation may be declared on certain types of articles. Some carriers assume no liability for fragile, valuable or perishable articles. Further information may be obtained from the carrier.
Limits of Liability
The applicable limits of liability for your journey, on a flight operated by Air Malta are as follows:
- There are no financial limits for deaths or bodily injury and the air carrier may make an advance payment to meet immediate economic needs of the person entitled to claim compensation;
- In the case of destruction, loss of, or damage or delay to baggage, 1000 Special Drawing Rights (approximately EUR1,230) and, if the value of your baggage is greater than this limit, you should inform the carrier at check-in or ensure that it is fully insured prior to travel;
- In the case of delay to your journey, 4,150 Special Drawing Rights (approximately EUR 5,100).
If your journey also involves carriage by other airlines, you should contact them for information on their limits of liability.
This notice conforms to the requirements of European Community Regulation (EC) No. 889/2002.