Although the Regulation itself does not expressly state that compensation is payable in cases of delay, the ruling delivered by the European Court of Justice in the cases of Sturgeon -v- Condor Flugdienst GmbH and Bock and Others -v- Air France SA states that compensation may be payable to passengers who are delayed in arriving at their destination by 3 hours or more.
The amount of compensation payable depends on the distance of the flight. If the flight is classed as:
- short haul, the amount payable is €250 per person.
- medium haul, the amount payable is €400 per person.
- long haul, the amount payable is €600 per person.
However the amount payable may be reduced by 50% if you arrive at your destination less than 4 four hours after the scheduled arrival time.