Air China Limited General Conditions of International Carriage for Passenger and Baggage
(Effective December 1, 2007)
Article 1 - Definition | Article 2 - Applicability | Article 3 - Tickets | Article 4 - Fares, Taxes, Fees and Charges | Article 5 - Reservations | Article 6 - Check-in and Boarding | Article 7 - Refusal and Limitation of Carriage | Article 8 - Baggage | Article 9 - Schedules, Delays, Cancellation of Flights | Article 10 - Refunds | Article 11 - Conduct Aboard Aircraft | Article 12 - Arrangements for Additional Services | Article 13 - Administrative Formalities | Article 14 - Successive Carriers | Article 15 - Liability for Damage | Article 16 - Time Limits for Complaints | Article 17 - Other Conditions | Article18 - Effectiveness and Modification

Article 15 - Liability for Damage

15.1 These Conditions of Carriage govern our liability to you. The Conditions of Carriage of each other Carrier involved in your journey govern its liability to you.

15.2 We will be liable only for Damage occurring during carriage on flights or flight segments where our Airline Designator Code appears in the carrier box of the Ticket for that flight or flight segment. If we issue a Ticket or if we check Baggage for carriage on another carrier, we do so only as agent for the other carrier. Nevertheless, with respect to Checked Baggage, you may make a claim against the first or last carrier shown on the Ticket or Baggage Check.

15.3 We are not liable for any Damage caused to you and arising from our compliance with applicable laws or Government rules and regulations, or from your failure to comply with the same.

15.4 Except where specific provision otherwise is made in these Conditions, we shall be liable to you only for recoverable compensatory Damage for proven losses and costs in accordance with the Convention.

15.5 Any liability we have for Damage will be reduced or exempted by any negligence on your part which causes or contributes to the Damage in accordance with applicable law.

15.6 The contract of carriage, including these Conditions of Carriage and exclusions or limits of liability, applies to our Authorized Agents, servants, employees and representatives to the same extent as they apply to us. The aggregate amount recoverable from us and from our Authorized Agents, employees, representatives and persons, shall not exceed the amount of our own liability, if any.

15.7 Nothing in these Conditions of Carriage shall waive any exclusion or limitation of our liability under the Convention or applicable law unless expressly so stated.

15.8 We are not responsible for any illness, injury or disability, including death, attributable to your physical condition or for the aggravation of any condition of yours.

15.9 We are not liable for any Damage caused by your Baggage or its contents. You shall be responsible for any Damage caused by your Baggage or its contents to other people and property, including other Baggage or contents and our property.

15.10 We shall have no liability whatsoever for Damage to articles not permitted to be contained in Checked Baggage under Article 8.3.1 and 8.3.2 of these Conditions of Carriage.

15.11 International Carriage as defined in the Convention, is subject to the liability rules of the Convention. Where International Carriage is not subject to the liability rules of the Convention, our liability for any Damage with respect to the carriage of Passengers and Baggage, shall be as set forth in the Montreal Convention.