22 Oct PRESS RELEASE – Compensation connecting flights
The right to compensation for long delays of flights applies to connecting flights to third States with stopovers outside the EU.
A change of aircraft during the stopover does not alter the fact that two or more flights booked as a single unit must be considered a single connecting flight
In today’s judgment, the Court rules that the regulation applies to passenger transport effected under a single booking and comprising, between its departure from an airport situated in a Member State (Berlin) and its arrival at an airport situated in a third country (Agadir), a scheduled stopover outside the EU (Casablanca) with a change of aircraft.
According to the Court, it is apparent from the regulation and case-law3 that when, as in the present case, two (or more) flights are booked as a single unit, those flights constitute a whole for the purposes of the right to compensation for passengers. Those flights must therefore be considered as one and the same ‘connecting flight’.
Read full ruling: https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2018-05/cp180077en.pdf