Request for a preliminary ruling from the Landgericht Köln (Germany) lodged on 24 December 2020 – GJ v Ryanair DAC

(Case C-712/20)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Landgericht Köln

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: GJ

Defendant: Ryanair DAC

Question referred

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

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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).