Article 1 Definitions

1 The definitions of the following expressions in the "Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. General Conditions of International Carriage for Passengers and Baggage" (hereinafter referred to as the Conditions), except where the specific article otherwise requires or where it is otherwise provided, are as follows:


1.1 "Convention", refers to the instrument(s) used according to the stipulations of the contract:"The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air", signed in Warsaw, October 12, 1929 (hereinafter referred to as the Warsaw Convention);"The Warsaw Convention as Amended at The Hague", signed in The Hague, September 12, 1955 (hereinafter referred to as the Hague Protocol);"The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air", signed in Montreal on May 28, 1999 (hereinafter referred to as the Montreal Convention).

1.2 "International Carriage" means, unless otherwise provided by a Convention, transportation which, according to the contract of carriage concluded by the parties, either the place of departure of carriage or the destination or an agreed stopping place, whether or not there is a break or transfer in the transportation, is not inside the borders of the People’s Republic of China.

1.3 "Carrier" means the public air transportation corporation who issues the Ticket, transports or commits to transport the passenger listed on the ticket and their baggage.

1.4 "Code Shares or Code Share Flights" means a carrier uses its flight number on the other operating carrier’s aircraft or many airlines use their unique flight number on the same aircraft by agreement.

1.5 "Issuing Carrier" means a carrier, whose Digital Code appears on the Coupon.

1.6 "Hainan Airlines" – an abbreviation of Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd.

1.7 "Hainan Airlines Regulations" means those regulations, which will be in effect for both sides once the ticket is issued, and are legally formulated and released by Hainan Airlines for the purpose of supervision of its passengers and transportation of their baggage. Effective applicable ticket fares and conditions are included.

1.8 "Authorized Sales Agent" means a passenger sales agent who has been appointed by the carrier to represent the carrier in the sale of air transportation and also, having gained its authorization, for other carriers.

1.9 "Passenger" means any person, except members of the crew, carried or to be carried by an aircraft pursuant to the agreement of the Carrier.

1.10 "Children" means any person whose age is above two (2) years and below twelve (12) years on the date of the commencement of travel.

1.11 "Infant" means any person whose age is above fourteen (14) days and below two (2) years on the date of commencement of travel.

1.12 "Ticket" means a valid document sold or approved and ensured by the carrier or its authorized agent, including paper tickets and electronic tickets. A paper ticket is proof of the so-called "Ticket" and the baggage check, which is issued by the Carrier or its authorized agent. A paper ticket contains information including the conditions of the contract of transport, statements, notices, and the flight and passenger coupon. An electronic ticket is an electronic replacement for an ordinary paper ticket.

1.13 "Electronic Ticket",is a replacement for a paper ticket, whereby the information on the paper ticket is stored in the system database in the form of electronic data, and serves as proof of sale, account and transportation.

1.14 "Electronic Ticket Itinerary" means a paper document that contains information such as passenger name, route and price, etc.

1.15 "Conjunction Ticket" means a ticket issued to a passenger in conjunction with another ticket, which together constitute a single contract of carriage.

1.16 "Passenger Coupon" means that portion of the Paper Ticket, which is so marked and which is to be retained by the passenger for the duration.

1.17 "Flight Coupon" means that portion of the Paper Ticket that bears the notation "good for passage", indicating that this flight coupon is used for transportation between two appointed places.

1.18 "Days" means calendar days, including all seven days of the week; provided that, for the purpose of passenger notification, the day upon which notice is dispatched shall not be counted; and provided further that for purposes of determining duration of validity of a Ticket, the day upon which the Ticket is issued, or the day upon which the flight commences, shall not be counted.

1.19 "Baggage" means such articles carried by a passenger that are necessary or appropriate for his/her wear, use, comfort or convenience in connection with the trip. Unless otherwise specified, it shall include both checked and unchecked baggage (carry-on) of the passenger.

1.20 "Checked Baggage" means Baggage of which the carrier takes sole custody and for which the carrier has issued a baggage check.

1.21 "Unchecked Baggage" means any baggage of the passenger which the passenger takes sole custody of other than checked baggage, also referred to as "carry on baggage."

1.22 "Baggage Tag" refers to the label that distinguishes the baggage and the document that allows the passenger to receive checked baggage.

1.23 "Baggage Ticket" means the document released by the carrier used especially for identification of Checked Baggage.

1.24 "Excess Baggage" means the portion of baggage which exceeds the free baggage allowance calculated by weight or piece.

1.25 "Agreed Stopping Places" means those places, except the place of departure and the place of destination, set out in the Ticket or shown in the carrier’s timetables as scheduled stopping places on the passenger’s route.

1.26 "Stopover" means a deliberate interruption to the journey by the passenger, at a point between the place of departure and the place of destination, which has been agreed to in advance by the Carrier.

1.27 "Damages" refers to losses incurred through bodily injury or death of a passenger sustained and caused in or related to the transportation provided by the Carrier, damage to or destruction of Checked Baggage and other damages.

1.28 "Normal Fare" means the highest fare established for a first, business or economy class service during the period of applicability, including the corresponding fares of children’s and infant’s tickets.

1.29 "Special Fare" refers to fares other than normal fares.

1.30 "SDR" means a Special Drawing Right as defined by the International Monetary Fund.