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New judgements from the EU Court of Justice regarding compensations in air travel

17.5.2017

The Court of Justice of the European Union passed a judgement (C-315/15) on 4.5.2017 stating that a collision between an aircraft and a bird, as well as any damage caused by that collision, are not intrinsically linked to the operating system of the aircraft, with the result that such a collision is not by its nature or origin inherent in the normal exercise of the activity of the air carrier concerned and is outside its actual control. Therefore a collision between an aircraft and a bird is an extraordinary circumstance within the meaning of the regulation and the air carrier is not obliged to pay compensation.

The Court of Justice of the European Union passed a judgement (C-302/16) on 11.5.2017 stating that an air carrier which is unable to prove that a passenger was informed of the cancellation of his flight more than two weeks before the scheduled time of departure is required to pay compensation to that passenger. The court clarifies that this applies not only when the contract for carriage was concluded directly between the passenger and the air carrier, but also when it was concluded through an online travel agency.


Updated 17.5.2017 Print