MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. The state Duma adopted on Wednesday in the second, mainly reading of a government bill aimed at the elimination of tariff for air transportation costs related to the carriage of baggage in his absence.
The amendments are to be introduced to the Air code of the Russian Federation. According to the developers, first and foremost, the initiative aims to reduce the cost of flights. The draft law establishes the possibility of exclusion from the contract of air carriage conditions about the availability of baggage by a passenger of baggage without additional charge, while passengers still have the right to free carriage of hand Luggage. The carrier or its authorised persons are obliged to inform the passenger about the conditions of carriage of baggage and hand Luggage before the conclusion of the contract of carriage.
The second reading said that “the norm of free baggage allowance established by the carrier and provides the number of Luggage and weight of Luggage per passenger of the aircraft”. The standard free baggage allowance may not provide less than 10 kg per passenger.
According to the draft law, the carrier is entitled to terminate the contract of air transportation unilaterally in case of failure of a passenger to pay carriage of baggage in the amount and on the terms provided in this agreement.
The second reading also clarifies the possibility of establishing a carrier, the free baggage allowance hand baggage in accordance with the rules approved by Federal air transport Agency. The dimensions of hand Luggage must allow you to place it in the cabin.
The bill creates conditions for the formation and operation of low-cost airlines (low cost) and allows airlines to generate a wider range of tariffs offering different conditions for the carriage of passenger baggage, was identified by the authors in the accompanying materials.