Saturday, 23 January 2016

Etihad provisionally allowed to further conduct international code-share flights with Air Berlin in Germany

The Supreme Administrative Court of the state of Lower Saxony in Germany issued a provisional order that allows Etihad Airways to further conduct international code share flights with Air Berlin in Germany regarding its winter schedule 2015/2016. The court’s order was based on the bilateral agreement between Germany and the UAE. However, the court found that Etihad had no such right as to domestic German flights.

Monday, 4 January 2016

CJEU rules on VAT for unused passenger tickets: A judgment with hidden consumer-law implications?

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) judged recently that airlines have to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) for unused, non-refundable airline tickets. This might have implications on the right of passengers to claim also VAT refund in case of unused (partly) refundable tickets.