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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht Düsseldorf (Germany) lodged on 26 February 2019 — Flightright GmbH v Eurowings GmbH

(Case C-180/19)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Amtsgericht Düsseldorf

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Flightright GmbH

Defendant: Eurowings GmbH

Questions referred

Must Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 1 be interpreted as meaning that the relevant distance for the payment of compensation is to be calculated by reference to the entire journey?

Must (assuming that the regulation is applicable to the section of the journey concerned) the concept of ‘flight’ then be interpreted as meaning that, in the case of reservations where air passengers reach their final destination only with an intermediate stop and possibly a transfer to another aircraft, it is only the section on which the delay has actually occurred that is meant, or is ‘flight’ to be interpreted in such a case as meaning that the entire journey from the first point of departure to the final destination is relevant for the distance?


1     Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights, and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91 (OJ 2004 L 46, p. 1).