Language of document :

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht Hamburg (Germany) lodged on 5 November 2019 — QF v Germanwings GmbH

(Case C-816/19)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Amtsgericht Hamburg

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: QF

Defendant: Germanwings GmbH

Question referred

Does a trade union organised strike by an operating air carrier’s own staff constitute an ‘extraordinary circumstance’ within the meaning of Article 5(3) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004? 1


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).