Irish Ryanair is the largest low-cost airline company in Europe and transports 106 million passengers annually to their nearly 200 destinations in 31 countries.
The airline company, founded in 1985, is the fourth most widely used one in Denmark with over 700,000 travellers from Copenhagen Airport. The airline company has a contradictory reputation for not cooperating with labour unions, due to which the labour strikes had happened before.
It cannot be avoided that certain flights are sometimes delayed or cancelled. Ryanair is not an exception in this matter. Luckily passengers can be compensated with value of up to 600 € per person if such flight disruption occurs.
In such cases the passengers are covered by EU Regulation 261/2004. According to this regulation, the airline passengers may be entitled to compensation with value of up to 600 € per person. The conditions state that there should be a delay for at least 3 hours or that the flight must be cancelled. You are also covered if you are denied to be boarded to your Ryanair flight.
This right for compensation is ensured under EU Regulation 261/2004 The regulation applies to the trips made within EU (including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, etc.) and with airline companies that belong to these countries. It means that it is also applicable for delays and cancellations of trips made with Ryanair flights.
If you have experienced a delay of at least 3 hours or a cancellation of you Ryanair flight, you may be entitled to compensation with value of up to 600 € per person.
Ryanair, like other European airline companies, has to pay compensation in the above-mentioned situations, according to EU Regulation 261/2004 about air passenger rights. Ryanair may claim themselves not responsible regarding the delay or cancellation in order to avoid paying the compensation. In such cases, Flycancel will escalate the case to the highest instance, the Transport Authority, which will make the final decision.
If the Transport Authority concludes that Ryanair is responsible for the delay or cancellation, the case is considered as finalised and the passengers will be compensated for up to 600 € per person.
It's quite easy to start a case against Ryanair. It just requires you to go to www.flycancel.com. Here you can fill out the form on the front page and submit a copy of your ticket.
If you cannot find your ticket, the hope is not gone. You can get a copy of your ticket by contacting your travel agent or Ryanair. Please note that you can claim for compensation for the trips made with Ryanair which are up to 3 years old counting from today.
The amount to be claimed depends on whether it is a domestic or international flight and the distance between the starting and final destinations.