|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 46, Pages 1-7|
Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 - adopted by the European Union on 11 February 2004 - which establishes common rules on compensation and assistance to air passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights. It repeals Council Regulation (EEC) No 295/91.
This regulation applies to:
The above applies on condition that the passengers have a confirmed reservation on the flight concerned and, except in the case of cancellation, present themselves for check-in at the time indicated in advance or, if no time is indicated, not later than 45 minutes before the published departure time.
This Regulation establishes passengers' rights if:
This Regulation does not apply to passengers travelling free of charge or at a reduced fare not available directly or indirectly to the public.
The initial proposal was adopted by the European Commission in December 2001, in the context of an overall policy on protecting the rights of air passengers set out in previous year. . In July 2002, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) published an Opinion on this draft law and the European Parliament adopted its position on the text in October. This prompted the Commission to adopt an amended proposal. The Conciliation Committee announced an agreement in October 2003. The formal adoption of the amended draft law took place in early 2004. It entered into force on 17 February 2005.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Air Transport, Consumer Rights | Protection|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|