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Compensation for AirBerlin and TUIfly Cancellations

Mon, 10/10/2016
Hundreds of Flights Canceled

AirBerlin has been all over the news the last few weeks, due to uncertainty about the future of the airline. The second-largest airline in Germany suffered a loss of €447 million in 2015 and has been restructuring in attempts to cut down operations. Job cuts and reduction of the fleet are among plans to downsize.

The airline suffered a blow late last week when it had to cancel a number of flights to and from airports across Germany. Huge numbers of TUIfly staff called in sick at short notice after talks of the two airlines merging. Huge numbers of workers became concerned that such a merger would mean pay cuts and large numbers of workers being made redundant.

Around 500 of TUIfly’s 1200 cabin staff was absent from work on Friday and Saturday, leading to the disruption over the end of last week which affected an estimated 10,000 passengers. Both companies had to charter aircraft from other carriers in order to bring home those passengers stuck abroad.

If they were not offered a toll-free rebooking or refund by AirBerlin, passengers whose travel plans were affected by last week’s cancellations by both airlines are entitled to compensation according to EC 261/2004.

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