Passengers’ rights during the SAS-strike are determined by the European Court of Justice

On 16 December 2020, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice, consisting of 15 of its judges, held a hearing in a case which concerns whether those passengers that were affected by delayed or cancelled flights as a result of the SAS-strike in 2019 shall receive compensation for the trouble and inconvenience this caused to them, in accordance with the rules in the Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, or not (case C-28/20, AirHelp). The major issue in the present case is whether the rules, that aim to safeguard consumer protection, are violating SAS’ rights under the Charter on Fundamental Rights.

On site in Luxemburg, pleading for AirHelp, were Elsa Arbrandt (Partner, Dispute Resolution) and Sanna Widén (Associate, EU & Competition law) from Cederquist.

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