Sunday, 23 September 2018

EU261 and prohibition of claim assignment: German Regional Court finds clause unfair


The Regional Court (Landesgericht) of Nuremberg-Fuerth in Germany found unfair a clause in the general terms and conditions of an airline that prohibits the assignment of claims under Regulation 261/2004 (EU261) to claims handling companies.

Monday, 17 September 2018

EU261: CJEU on ticket price to be reimbursed


The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that in case that passengers are entitled to reimbursement of the price of their ticket under Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, then such price comprises also the commission of the intermediary, if the air carrier knew about the commission.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Galileo - one step closer to full operational capability

Four more Galileo satellites were launched on an Ariane 5 launcher from Guyana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guyana, on 12 December 2017 at 18:36 UTC. This launch brings the Galileo system to 22 satellites, with one more launch remaining before the constellation reaches completion.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

ESA transfers ownership of satellite ground tracking stations



The European Space Agency (ESA) transferred the ownership of three satellite ground tracking stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal.

MC99: German Supreme Court annuls CA judgment that rejected passenger claim who slipped on passenger bridge



The German Supreme Court (BGH) annulled and remanded a judgment of the Court of Appeal (CA) of Düsseldorf that rejected a claim of a passenger who slipped on the passenger bridge during the disembarkation process.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

German district court rejects discrimination claim brought by Israeli passenger against Kuwait Airways for denied boarding



The District Court of Frankfurt ruled that Kuwait Airways was entitled to refuse boarding to an Israeli passenger because of his nationality, based on a Kuwaiti law that bans contracts with Israeli nationals. The judgment is subject to appeal.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

EU 261: German Supreme Court rules on liability for delay of re-routing flight



The German Supreme Court (BGH) ruled that an operating carrier could be liable, under Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, for cancelling its initial flight, if the re-routing flight offered is delayed, with the result that the passengers reach delayed their final destination, even if the re-routing flight is operated by another carrier.