More Delays Expected At Malaga Airport

More Delays Expected At Malaga Airport as French air traffic controllers announce more strike dates

More Delays Expected At Malaga Airport

More Delays Expected At Malaga Airport

French air traffic controllers are once again poised to cause travel chaos for passengers in Europe as they announce another two planned strike dates.  The workers will strike on the 21st and 23rd of September 2017.  Last week, flights were cancelled and delayed at Malaga airport on the Costa Del Sol as a direct result of strikes in France.  Airport officials have said that they expect similar levels of disruption again this week.

Aviation Industry Calls For Action

Thomas Reynaert is the Managing Director of A4E.  He says “With two-thirds of all European ATC strike days taking place in France, European and French policy-makers need to implement measures capable of minimising Air Traffic Management disruption’s impact on travellers.

“More than 250 strike days since 2004 are enough – we cannot allow these well-paid air traffic controllers to restrict the rights of millions of European passengers”.

 

Your Rights

Will you get a refund if your flight is cancelled?

Yes. European Union regulations require airlines to offer you either a full refund of the unused parts of your tickets, or to re-route you to your destination, as soon as possible. Some airlines may also allow you to rebook your flights for a later date at no extra cost.

Will you get compensation if your flight is delayed?

Airlines are not liable to pay the additional cash compensation set out by EU regulations because they are not directly responsible for the disruption.

What happens if you are stranded away from home?

EU regulations make it clear that, when a flight with an EU airline or from an EU airport is cancelled, an airline is liable to pay for the cost of a hotel and subsistence for all those stranded as a result, until a replacement flight is provided. Should your airline advise you to buy your own food and accommodation, keep all receipts, and keep such costs to a reasonable minimum, before making a claim when you get back to Britain.

What about package holidays?

Those passengers on package holidays who are stranded in a destination should be looked after by their tour operator, and the operator is legally obliged to get them home. Customers will usually be allowed to stay in their original hotel, or will be moved to one of a similar standard on a half-board or all-inclusive basis. The exact situation will depend on the operator’s booking terms and conditions.

Published: 18.09.2017

Written by Dave James

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