Large EU airlines have decided to reimburse money for flights canceled in the pandemic
A group of European airlines have agreed to reimburse money on flights canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic and have pledged to provide better information on passenger rights, informs Reuters.
Following discussions with the European Commission, 16 airlines agreed to pay financial arrears on passenger tickets affected by canceled flights and to better inform passengers when flights will be canceled. At the same time, vouchers will only be offered when passengers especially want them.
Aegean Airlines, Air Frances, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Eeasyjet, Eurowings, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Ryanair, TAP, Vueling and Wizz Air have decided to repay the amounts due to customers on time. who had flights canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, but also to better inform their passengers about flights canceled due to airlines.
The national authorities of each EU Member State are responsible for enforcing EU consumer protection laws. The EU Commission said this was the largest consumer protection cooperation action in the history of the CCP network and the first action to be based on an alert from the Commission.
EU Transport Chief Adina Valean also welcomed the agreement, adding that it would restore trust between passengers and airlines. "The recovery of the air transport sector depends on thisu, ”she said.