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Case Law C-452/13 (04/09/2014)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 09/04/2014

Subject: According to the Court, Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights, must be interpreted as meaning that the concept of ‘arrival time’, which is used to determine the length of the delay to which passengers on a flight have been subject, refers to the time at which at least one of the doors of the aircraft is opened, the assumption being that, at that moment, the passengers are permitted to leave the aircraft.

Parties: Germanwings

Classification: Solidarity - Art. 38 Consumer protection

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