Over 20 transport stakeholders have issued a joint statement.
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and governments worldwide have taken wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus. The transport sector has a crucial role to play in the supply of goods, in particular medicines, medical devices, food and other essential commodities needed to overcome this crisis. The transport sector also proves to be a vital instrument in these times where
many European citizens are restricted in their mobility.
Flight cancelled due to Covid-19? Don’t wish or not allowed to travel? Find out about your passenger rights in the EU in these exceptional times. A number of EU countries have introduced containment measures – such as travel restrictions, quarantine zones and lock-downs – to deal with the corona pandemic. These measures are having a major impact on the transport sector, so be sure you know your passenger rights.
In our efforts to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has today published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner across the EU. National governments have introduced different measures, including travel restrictions and border controls. The purpose of these guidelines is to reassure passengers that their rights are protected.
A number of travellers booked a direct flight from Helsinki (Finland) to Singapore with Finnair. That flight, scheduled to depart on 11 October 2013 at 11.55 pm, was cancelled due to a technical defect that appeared in the aircraft. After accepting Finnair’s offer, the travellers were re-routed on the Helsinki-Singapore connecting flight via Chongqing (China), with a scheduled departure the next day, 12 October 2013, at 5.40 p.m., and with an expected arrival in Singapore on 13 October at 5.25 p.m. Finnair was the operating carrier for the Helsinki-Chongqing-Singapore re-routing flight. However, due to the failure of a rudder steering servo on the aircraft in question, their rerouting was delayed.
Brussels, 26 February 2020 – Today, the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) released statistics and numbers about gas vehicle registrations and fuelling station development in 2019.
Two passengers booked a journey with connecting flights under a confirmed single booking. The journey was divided into three legs: the first leg of the journey, from Hamburg (Germany) to London (UK), was operated by the British airline British Airways; the other two legs of the journey, from London to Madrid (Spain) and from Madrid to San Sebastian (Spain), were operated by the Spanish airline Iberia. The third leg of the journey was cancelled without the passengers being informed in due time. flightright, a company established in Potsdam (Germany) to which the passengers had assigned any rights to compensation, then lodged before the Amtsgericht Hamburg (Local Court, Hamburg) a claim for compensation against Iberia. The amount sought on the basis of the Air Passengers Regulation is €250 per passenger, the distance between Hamburg and San Sebastian being approximately 1 433 km.