Monday, 19 November 2018

Indication of air fares under EU law: CJEU rules on the appropriate currency

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that air carriers have to indicate air fares for intra-EU flights in the currency of either the place of departure or the place of destination of the particular flight.

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.