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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht Nürnberg (Germany) lodged on 21 July 2020 – DQ v Ryanair DAC

(Case C-323/20)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Amtsgericht Nürnberg

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: DQ

Defendant: Ryanair Designated Activity Company

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

Is it relevant whether the strike in question is proceeding on the basis of demands by the staff that have not thus far been contractually agreed by the staff and the operating air carrier?

Is it relevant whether the specific strike was triggered by certain conduct of the operating air carrier during the negotiations with the trade union?

By order of the President of the Court of Justice of 7 August 2020, the case was removed from the register of the Court.


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).