Request for a preliminary ruling from the Landgericht Köln (Germany) lodged on 30 June 2020 — XQ v Deutsche Lufthansa AG

(Case C-291/20)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Landgericht Köln

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: XQ

Defendant: Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Question referred

Is a strike by an air carrier’s own employees, which is called by a trade union, an extraordinary circumstance for the purpose of Article 5(3) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004? 1

The case was removed from the Register of the Court of Justice by order of the Court of 30 July 2020.

____________

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).