UK CAA begins enforcement action against Ryanair

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com December 5, 2018 22:50

UK CAA begins enforcement action against Ryanair

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has started enforcement action against Ryanair, following the airline’s decision that financial compensation is not payable under European Commission Regulation 2612004 for flight disruption resulting from industrial action by the airline’s staff this summer.

Ryanair passengers have made claims for compensation directly to the airline, but these have been rejected. Passengers have then been able to escalate their complaints to AviationADR, a body approved by the Civil Aviation Authority, to provide alternative dispute resolution for passenger complaints.

Ryanair has now informed the Civil Aviation Authority that it has terminated its agreement with AviationADR. As the Civil Aviation Authority said at the time of the industrial action, in its view, the strikes were not “extraordinary circumstances” and were not exempt, meaning consumers should be compensated in accordance with Regulation EC261/2004.

As a result of Ryanair’s action, passengers with an existing claim will now have to await the outcome of the Civil Aviation Authority’s enforcement action.

The CAA has advised passengers who have made strike-related compensation claims via AviationADR that these claims are currently on hold and will have to await the outcome of the Civil Aviation Authority’s enforcement action.

 

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com December 5, 2018 22:50