Aviation: EU Law

Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Bowness Lord Bowness Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to protect airline passengers from losses due to the cancellation of flights once EU Regulation 261/2004 no longer applies; and how any such steps will protect (1) passengers on flights to the EU from the UK, (2) passengers on flights from the EU to the UK, and (3) UK passengers flying on EU airlines outside the UK.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

EU261 rules apply until the end of the EU Exit transition period, it is at that point that those rules will be retained in domestic law and will therefore continue to apply. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a number of challenges. The Department is keen to work with the regulator, industry and consumer groups to learn lessons and to make changes that are practicable and deliverable.

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