EU court said airlines must compensate for delays caused by internal strikes

EU regulation gives passengers on a delayed flight the right to compensation of up to 600 euros, depending on the distance of the flight but Airlines are exempt from paying this if they can show there were “extraordinary circumstances” which they could not have reasonably avoided.

On Tuesday the 17th of April, the European Union’s top court ruled that from now on, airlines have to pay compensation for flight delays caused by internal strikes as well, as opposed to just union organised strikes.

APRA welcomes the ECJ ruling as it increases legal certainty for air passengers throughout the EU.

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