The European Union has approved the revision of its air passenger rules today that will provide better clarity. However increased rights, means more compensation payments by airlines that will impact fares at a time when airlines can least afford it due to rising costs and currency fluctuations. (Full details of the changes are below in Europe; Regulatory News.) “The new rules offer some welcome clarifications on air passenger rights: For example, there is now better clarity over what constitutes ‘exceptional circumstances’ exemptions. In the future, severe weather or air traffic control disruption will be exempt whereas maintenance problems will not

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