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Aviation: Compensation

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 167830, tabled on 24 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to EU Regulation 261/2004 that entitles passengers to compensation for delayed flights, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that a similar compensation scheme applies to flights from the UK to an airport located outside of the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

10 September 2018

The Government is seeking a comprehensive air transport agreement which maintains liberalised aviation access between and within the territory of the UK and the EU.

The EU (Withdrawal) Act will retain EU law, as it stands at the moment of exit, in UK law. This means that the provisions established by EU regulation 261/2004 will continue to apply to flights from UK airports to both countries in and outside of the EU.