- In brief: Jurisdiction in relation to multi-leg flights (Flightright v Air Nostrum Lineas)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was this case about?
- What did the Advocate General decide?
- The two claims against Air Nostrum
- The claim against a non-EU domiciled air carrier
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: Kristina Lukacova, barrister at New Square Chambers, considers the Opinion of Advocate General Bobek in Flightright v Air Nostrum Lineas, which takes the view that passengers transported on a journey consisting of two connecting flights, who wish to sue the air carrier operating the first leg of the journey with whom they did not enter into a contract, have a choice between commencing proceedings in the country of departure of the first leg of the journey and the country of arrival of the second leg. The Advocate General also considered a compensation claim against a non-EU domiciled air carrier, concluding that the question of jurisdiction is governed by the national conflict of law rules of the court seised.
Sign in or take a trial to read the full analysis.
To continue reading this news article, as well as thousands of others like it, sign in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial