Flight cancellation: air passengers’ rights

In the event of flight cancellation passengers are entitled to assistance and compensation (from € 250 to € 600) from the airline company of interest. There is no right to compensation in case the flight is cancelled due to “extraordinary circumstances”. Technical problems of the aircraft, poor aircraft maintenance or unavailable flight crew are not covered by the concept of “extraordinary circumstances”. Flight cancellation: air passengers’ rights Regulation 261/2004, art. 5, establishes that passengers who were subject to flight cancellation* shall be offered PECUNIARY COMPENSATION and ASSISTANCE from the airline

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