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Higher compensation for air passengers (adapted from the Hindu)

The compensation rates for air passengers to be paid by domestic airlines have been brought at par with that paid by airlines abroad.

Amount of Liability:

The compensation for death in an air accident or injury will go upto Rs. 1.05 crore from Rs. 93 lakh.

The liability for flight delays will increase to Rs. 4.36 lakh from Rs. 3.86 lakh.

Background:

The increase will be in line with Montreal Convention which was acceded to by India in 2009. Under Montreal convention, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) fixes the liability limit of airlines and increases it once in every five years.



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