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08 August 2018
Sophia Iwantscheff New package travel law affects air carriers

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Germany recently implemented the EU Package Travel Directive by updating its travel legislation in the Civil Code. The new law provides that anyone offering at least two travel services is considered a 'package organiser'. The new regime applies to traditional tour operators and air carriers, which may be regarded as package organisers if they offer travel services in addition to flights. Air carriers should review their travel offers to avoid any unexpected obligations and liability.

Author: Sophia Iwantscheff
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Raja Nadhil Aqran bin Raja Ahmad Aminollah Lewdness in flight

Malaysia - SKRINE

A Bangladeshi man was recently caught committing lewd acts on a flight departing from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It is unclear whether the criminal laws in Malaysia could apply in this case, as available news reports have not yet provided sufficient information. However, assuming that Malaysian criminal laws apply, the man's curious actions may contravene several Malaysian statutes, including the Penal Code.

Author: Raja Nadhil Aqran bin Raja Ahmad Aminollah
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Nicolai Vella Falzon Protection of third-party owners of installed engines

Malta - Fenech & Fenech Advocates

While the rights of third-party owners of installed engines were recognised prior to amendments introduced in 2016, the protection of those rights was subject to serious procedural limitations which came to light in several related cases. Following the decisions in these cases, the law was amended so that it is now provided that the court seized with the acts of a warrant of arrest of an aircraft will also be competent to hear an application by the owner of an installed engine which does not belong to the aircraft owner.

Author: Nicolai Vella Falzon
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