Cargo operations

Cargo is carried by passenger aircraft on regular and irregular (charter) flights operating both within the territory of the Russian Federation and internationally. Cargo is carried by passenger aircraft by means of additional loading of the aircraft. Airfreight operations are the fastest and most convenient, reliable and safe means of delivery. Cargo's dimensions are restricted by the dimensions of loading hatches and baggage/cargo compartments. The total weight of the cargo to be carried is limited to the maximum permissible commercial load and/or space of the cargo compartments of the aircraft being used.

Requirements for the cargo

The chemical, physical or other properties of the cargo may not change in such a way which might result in its deterioration or an increased hazard level during its transportation. The cargo shall be packed separately with consideration for its characteristic properties and features in such a way that, subject to normal handling, its safety is preserved when carried by air and possible harm to persons or damage to other cargos or property of the Airline is excluded.

The Airline accepts cargo for carriage the nature of whose packaging and whose properties enable its safe transportation in the following conditions:
- air pressure up to 145 mmHg
- temperature ±60 °C
- G forces up to 3G

The cargo to be carried is subject to mandatory inspection by the departure airport's aviation security service using technical inspection tools.

The package of each piece of cargo must have clear and accurate shipping and transportation labelling, and cargo that requires specific handling and carriage conditions must have special labelling as well.

When submitting a booking request and confirming the booking of cargo, pay particular attention to cargo with special packaging requirements. Such cargo shall be accepted for carriage upon the Airline's approval as per the conditions specified in international or other regulatory documents.

Types of cargo:
- dangerous cargo: DGR
- human remains: HUM
- heavy cargo: HEA
- oversize cargo: BIG
- valuable and vulnerable cargos: VAL or VUN
- perishable cargos: PER
- live animals: AVI
- drugs, medicines: PIL

The consignor is responsible for placing shipping labels containing data on the corporate or full personal name of the consignor and consignee, the addresses of the consignor and consignee, the cargo weight, the number of cargo pieces in the shipment and the serial number of the cargo piece, as well as handling signs indicating the methods of handling the cargo.

The freight agent is responsible for applying transportation labels, which shall contain information on the airport (station) of departure and the airport (station) of destination. The packaging being used must not bear old labels; they must be removed. Special marking shall be used for perishable goods, dangerous cargo, live animals and fragile items.

Documentation of cargo carriage

Cargo shall be considered accepted for carriage when an air waybill, which serves as an air carriage agreement, has been issued. An air waybill is a document certifying the conclusion of an agreement. The air waybill of an enterprise comprises 8 copies, three of which are originals. The first original is marked "for the carrier", the second original copy is marked "for the consignee" and must accompany the cargo, while the third original, marked "for the consignor", is given to the consignor when the cargo is accepted for shipping. Freight agents shall guarantee that the consignor is aware of and bears liability for observing the state import and transit formalities. The said formalities include receiving required licenses, expert assessments, certificates, permits, authorizations and other documents required as per the national legislation.

ATTENTION! AZUR air LLC accepts cargo shipments only from freight agents with whom the relevant contracts have been concluded.

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