Request for a preliminary ruling from the Handelsgericht Wien (Austria) lodged on 6 September 2019 — flightright GmbH v Austrian Airlines AG

(Case C-661/19)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Handelsgericht Wien

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: flightright GmbH

Defendant: Austrian Airlines AG

Question referred

Should the second sentence of Article 7(1), read in conjunction with Article 7(4), of 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, 1 be interpreted as meaning that, in the case where passengers are transported on a flight which consists of two connecting flights, without any significant stopover at the connecting airport, only the distance of the second leg of the journey is relevant for the amount of the entitlement to compensation, where the claim is brought against the air carrier operating the second leg of the journey upon which an irregularity has occurred, and the transport on the first leg of the journey was operated by a different air carrier?

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1 OJ 2004 L 46, p. 1.