Flight delay compensation move by CAA, the UK airline regulator ruled that passengers can recoup up to £437 per ticket if flights are delayed or cancelled for ‘technical reasons’.
Its announcement came hours after a final ruling from the European court of justice opened the floodgates for compensation claims against airlines that could run into hundreds of millions of pounds.
Individuals will be able to claim as much as €600 (£437) each after the court said airlines must pay out if flights are delayed or cancelled for “technical reasons”. Thousands of claims made by passengers of Ryanair, Flybe, Thomas Cook, Jet2 and WizzAir were put on hold pending the outcome of the ruling, which involved Dutch airline KLM. If you have been denid flight delay compensation contact us today to take on your claim.
Once the judgment was handed down, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority revealed it had already been reviewing Ryanair’s compliance with European consumer law, and had concluded that it was “not satisfied” with the way the airline was handling flight delay compensation claims for disruption caused by routine technical faults.
The CAA said that because Ryanair was not complying with the law, it was taking enforcement action to ensure UK passengers were protected – and it warned that if the airline did not change its policy, court action could follow. Most airlines, particularly budget carriers, have routinely rejected claims from passengers seeking compensation until the outcome of the KLM case. We will take your flight delay compensation case on, on a no win no fee basis.