Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber), 26 February 2013

Air France v Heinz-Gerke Folkerts and Luz-Tereza Folkerts

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof

Request for a preliminary ruling — Air transport — Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 — Articles 6 and 7 — Connecting flight(s) — Delay in arrival at the final destination — Delay equal to or in excess of three hours — A passenger’s right to compensation

Case C‑11/11


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Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Bundesgerichtshof – Interpretation of Articles 6 and 7 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 (OJ 2004 L 46, p. 1) – Intercontinental flight consisting of several stages – Situation in which the flight arrives at the final destination ten hours late, although departure was delayed for a period within the limits set out in Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 – Possible right to compensation

Systematic classification scheme

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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.07 Transport
    4.07.05 Air transport
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.07 Transport
    4.07.05 Air transport
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.07 Transport
    4.07.05 Air transport
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.07 Transport
    4.07.05 Air transport


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 11/01/2011

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

26/02/2013


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 95 from 26.03.2011, p.5

Judgment: OJ C 114 from 20.04.2013, p.8

Name of the parties

Folkerts

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Mok, M.R.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2013 nº 151 (NL)
  2. Vatovec, Katarina: Vnovič o pravici do odškodnine zaradi zamude v letalskem prometu, Pravna praksa 2013 nº 10 p.27 (SL)
  3. Schmitt, Stefan Martin: Anspruch auf Ausgleichzahlung ausschließlich abhängig von Ankunftsverspätung am Endzielort - keine Kollision der Fluggast-Verordnung mit Montrealer Übereinkommen, Verbraucher und Recht 2013 p.188-190 (DE)
  4. Combet, Mathieu: Le renforcement de la protection des passagers aeriens en question, Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2013 nº 82 p.60-62 (FR)
  5. Bauer, Christina ; Röben, Kristina: Reiserecht: Ausgleichszahlungen für Fluggäste mit Anschlussflügen bei Ankunftsverspätung, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2013 p.436-437 (DE)
  6. Schmid, Ronald: "Aus jeder Antwort entstehen zehn neue Fragen", Reise-Recht aktuell : RRa : Zeitschrift für das Tourismusrecht 2013 p.57 (DE)
  7. Van der Hulle, Rob: Het recht op compensatie bij langdurige vertraging nader verduidelijkt, Ars aequi 2013 p.727-734 (NL)
  8. Rigaux, Anne: Calcul des indemnités de retard d'un vol, Europe 2017 novembre nº 11 p.38 (FR)
  9. Wukoschitz, Michael: Vorlagebeschluss / Verordnung (EG) Nr. 261/2004 : Außergewöhnliche Umstände / Zumutbare Maßnahmen, Reise-Recht aktuell : RRa : Zeitschrift für das Tourismusrecht 2018 n° 02 p.92-95 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Bundesgerichtshof - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Transport

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Malenovský

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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