- Liability rests with ‘operating air carrier’ (flightright GmbH v Iberia Express SA)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the Advocate General decide?
Commercial analysis: What happens when the first flight in a chain of flights causes a short delay on the first leg, but a long delay at the final destination? Joanna Kolatsis, partner and head of the aviation and travel team at Hill Dickinson, points out that the Advocate General’s Opinion in flightright is further evidence of the increasing push to protect the consumer at all costs, even where events are beyond the control of the airline.
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