Ryanair flights canceled: judgment handed down on 16 November

The Commercial Court of Charleroi handed over November 16 the judgment expected Friday in the file between Ryanair to several hundred passengers about flights delayed or canceled last fall in Charleroi.

According to “Happy Flights”, a company specializing in the recovery of compensation, more than 1,000 new complaints have been introduced since this case.

This dispute concerns initially 101 files of flights reserved for the airport of Charleroi, on destinations ensured by the Irish company at low costs. These files are carried by the company “Happy Flights”, specialized in the recovery, on behalf of passengers, compensation due for delayed or canceled flights.

The requests are based on a 2004 European regulation which establishes common rules for compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of embarkation and cancellation or long delay of a flight.

Since the last hearing, Ryanair’s lawyers have requested the reopening of the proceedings in order to attach to the file several recent decisions taken in various European countries.

The Charleroi Commercial Court delivered its judgment on 16 November. It will refer to the territorial jurisdiction of the court and must take into account the damages and legal costs incurred by the plaintiffs.

According to the civil party “Happy Flights”, more than a thousand new complaints have been registered since those that led to a trial in the commercial court.

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