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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The passengers back at the centre of EU legislation

With overwhelming majority of votes (37 of 40) Members of the Committee on Transport and Tourism in the European Parliament adopted amendments strengthening air passengers rights. The changes effectively limit the room for the airlines, while they can refuse passengers to provide with information, assistance and payment of compensation. In addition the national enforcement bodies will have better tools to punish those of airlines that do not fulfill their obligations. Amendments adopted today are consistent with our online petition during campaign "NO to limit air passengers rights!" Among other things, passengers will keep the right to compensation after a three hours of flight delay and shall be allowed to leave the aircraft after three hours latest at tarmac delay. For more information please refer to the press release, here. Voting on the changes at the European Parliament's plenary session is scheduled for February 4, 2014.