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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany) lodged on 2 June 2017 — Verbraucherzentrale Baden-Württemberg e. V. v Germanwings GmbH

(Case C-330/17)

Language of the case: German

Referring court


Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Verbraucherzentrale Baden-Württemberg e. V.

Defendant: Germanwings GmbH

Questions referred

1.    Must the air fares for intra-Community air services to be indicated under the second and third sentences of Article 23(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 1 be indicated in a particular currency, in so far as they are not expressed in euro?

2.    If Question 1 is answered in the affirmative:

In which local currency may the prices referred to in Article 2(18) and the second and third sentences of Article 23(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 be indicated, where an air carrier established in a Member State (in the present case Germany) advertises and offers an air service with a point of departure in another Member State (in this case the United Kingdom) to a consumer on the internet?

In this respect, does it depend on whether an internet address with a country-specific top-level domain (in this case: that refers to the Member State in which the air carrier is established and in which the consumer resides is used for the offer?

Is it relevant that all or the overwhelming majority of air carriers indicate the prices in question in the local currency used in the place of departure?


1 Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on common rules for the operation in air services in the Community, OJ 2008 L 293, p. 3.