Air delays compensation ruling a concern for airline
Wednesday 13th February 2013, 5:00PM GMT.
AN AIRLINE boss fears that a landmark compensation ruling could have significant implications for the industry.
Blue Islands managing director Rob Veron, pictured, warned of the ‘burden’ caused by the European Court of Justice ruling, which opens the floodgates for compensation of up to £480, plus expenses, for delays of more than three hours.
Any hold-ups must have been caused by failures such as technical faults or a lack of flight crew, but Mr Veron warned of the impact it could have.
‘There are significant implications for airlines,’ he said.
‘With continuing rising fuel prices, airport charges and government taxes, this is one further burden for airlines and their passengers. ‘
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