Aviation - Passenger Rights

Passenger Rights for passengers travelling by air

By the end of the transition period, EU law on air passenger rights (Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11th   February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights) no longer applies to passengers departing from an airport located in the United Kingdom to an airport situated in the territory of a EU-27 Member State, unless the operating air carrier of the flight concerned is an EU carrier, i.e. has an operating licence granted by an EU-27 Member State. 


This means that, despite the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU, air passenger rights granted by EU law continue to apply to passengers departing from the United Kingdom to an airport situated in the territory of an EU-27 Member State with an EU carrier. However, air passenger rights granted by EU law do not apply to flights departing from the United Kingdom to the EU-27 with non-EU air carriers.

 


Passenger Rights for disabled persons/persons with reduced mobility

By the end of the transition period, EU law granting specific rights for disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility travelling by air (Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 concerning the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air) will no longer apply to disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility using commercial passenger air services who, depart from, transit through, or arrive at an airport in the United Kingdom.


 However, certain rights, such as assistance by air carriers, continue to apply to air passengers departing from an UK airport to an EU-27 airport if the operating carrier is a ΕU air carrier.


 


11.12.2020