Good news for airlines on compensation claims

Airlines facing big compensation bills for ash cloud disruption are studying a decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) last week on passenger compensation limits.

8th May, 2010

Airlines facing big compensation bills for ash cloud disruption are studying a decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) last week on passenger compensation limits.

The Luxembourg court said compensation should not impose ‘‘a very heavy burden of damages on air carriers, which would be difficult to determine and to calculate, and which would be liable to undermine, and even paralyse, the economic activity of those carriers’’.

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