Request for a preliminary ruling from the Landgericht Frankfurt am Main (Germany) lodged on 4 November 2019 — Flightright GmbH v Qatar Airways

(Case C-810/19)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Landgericht Frankfurt am Main

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Flightright GmbH

Defendant: Qatar Airways

Questions referred

Is there a ‘directly connecting flight’ within the meaning of Article 2(h) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 1 also where, in the case of flights comprising a single booking, which provide for a stopover at a connecting airport outside the territory of the European Union, a longer stay at the stopover location is planned and the onward flight booked is not the next possible available flight?

In the event that the first question is answered in the negative:

Must Article 3(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 be interpreted as meaning that that regulation also applies to passenger transport by a flight which is not operated from an airport located in the territory of a Member State but forms part of single booking which also includes a flight from an airport located in the territory of a Member State, even if that former flight is not a directly connecting flight?


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).