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Transport Air Passenger Rights: revision of Reg. 261/2004 and International developments INTERNATIONAL AIR LAW CONFERENCE 85th Anniversary of the Warsaw.

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1 Transport Air Passenger Rights: revision of Reg. 261/2004 and International developments INTERNATIONAL AIR LAW CONFERENCE 85th Anniversary of the Warsaw Convention Warsaw 24 OCTOBER 2014 Noura Rouissi European Commission Passenger Rights Unit – DG MOVE

2 Transport Timeline on the revision of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 On 13 March 2013, the European Commission made the proposal to amend Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights and Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 on air carrier liability in respect of the carriage of passengers and their baggage by air First reading of European Parliament adopted on 5 February Progress report (the second one)presented by the Greek Presidency on 5 June

3 Transport Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 on air passenger rights - what the Commission proposed 3 Taking into account case-law -Definition of "extraordinary circumstances" -Right to compensation for delay Clarification/simplification of passenger rights -Rerouting -Missed connecting flights -Rescheduling Tarmac delays Partial ban of the "no show" policy Information Right to correct misspelled names Baggage provisions (Regulation 2027/97)

4 Transport Inter-institutional Discussions 4 First reading of European Parliament adopted on 5 February 2014 – amendments to the Commission proposal regarding: -Delay compensation -Definition of "extraordinary circumstances" -Cap on accommodation in extraordinary circumstances -Protection in case of insolvency of the carrier Council of the EU – second Progress Report. Major issues discussed concern: -Thresholds for compensation -Compensation regarding connecting flights -Extraordinary circumstances -Hand luggage

5 Transport International developments At 38th ICAO Assembly in September 2013, Member States agreed to develop a set of high-level, non-binding, non- prescriptive core principles on consumer protection, which are consistent with existing international agreements. Last May, ICAO Air Transportation Regulation Panel (ATRP/12) has agreed on a set of core principles on consumer protection. 5

6 Transport Thank you


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