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Intra-EU flights: can fares be displayed in any currency? (Verbraucherzentrale Baden-Wurttemberg eV v Germanwings GmbH)

Intra-EU flights: can fares be displayed in any currency? (Verbraucherzentrale Baden-Wurttemberg eV v Germanwings GmbH)
Published on: 22 November 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Intra-EU flights: can fares be displayed in any currency? (Verbraucherzentrale Baden-Wurttemberg eV v Germanwings GmbH)
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Article summary

Commercial analysis: In Verbraucherzentrale Baden-Wurttemberg eV v Germanwings, the Court of Justice held that if an air fare for an intra-community flight is not expressed in euros, it must be expressed in a local currency objectively linked to the service offered (ie the currency of the Member State of departure or arrival). Written by Kristina Lukacova, barrister at New Square Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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