Since the 1960's, the vulnerability, visibility, and mobility of the aircraft has made it a favorite target for terrorists. 6 As a result, the airlines, as well as the innocent civilian victims, are forced to "pay the price" in the terrorists war against civilized society.
Air carrier liability for injuries to passengers on international
flights is governed by the Warsaw Convention, as modified by the Montreal Agreement. The articles of the Warsaw Convention attempt to regulate international air carrier liability in a uniform manner by establishing a presumption of liability, by limiting liability, and by establishing defenses against liability.
Feldmus, Cheryl B.
"Terror in the Skies: Who Should Pay the Price?,"
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol14/iss2/6