Europe's busiest airports
|1||United Kingdom||London-Heathrow||80 884 310|
|2||France||Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle||76 150 007|
|3||The Netherlands||Amsterdam-Schiphol||71 707 144|
|4||Germany||Frankfurt-am-Main||70 556 072|
|5||Spain||Madrid-Barajas Adolfo-Suarez||61 734 037|
|6||Spain||Barcelona-El Prat||52 686 314|
|7||Turkey||Istanbul||52 578 008|
|8||Russia||Moscow-Cheremetyevo||49 438 545|
|9||Germany||Franz-Josef-Strauß Munich||47 941 348|
|10||United Kingdom||London-Gatwick||46 574 786|
The application of EC Regulation No.261
One of the first conditions for the application of European Regulation EC 261/2004 concerns the location of the airport of departure or arrival. Any airport located in a member country of the European Union subject to the provisions of the treaty is considered European.
If the airport of departure is located in the European Union, then the regulation may apply regardless of the airline operating the flight.
On the other hand, if the airport of arrival is located in the European Union, the airline operating the flight must be European in order for the regulation to apply and for the passenger to be able to claim compensation.
Any airline whose activity is based in a member country of the European Union is considered European. In other words, any airline whose registered office is located in a member country.
Compensation of a flight
Whether or not an airport belongs to the European Union is not the only criterion to be taken into account when determining a passenger's eligibility for compensation.
You can easily know your eligibility for compensation using our compensation calculator.
In addition to being familiar with the European regulation on passenger compensation, our team members are used to dealing with airlines and will make sure that your rights are asserted to the best of their ability.
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