Romania, in fourth place in Central and Eastern Europe when canceling / delaying flights
Romania ranks 4 in Central and Eastern Europe when canceling or delaying flights, a study by Flight Refund shows.
Last year, in Romania there were 782 incidents that led to unpleasant circumstances for passengers, out of the total of 203.403 commercial flights.
Poland ranks first in this top, Flight Refund data reveals. In 2017, from 217.875 flights recorded, 2.128 flights (approximately 0.9%) were delayed or canceled.
Romania, in fourth place in Central and Eastern Europe
The second position of the ranking is occupied by Hungary, with 835 of problem flights, ie 0.7% of the 116.624. The next place in the top is the Czech Republic, with 1246 of canceled or delayed flights, 0.5% of the total of 249.457 of registered flights.
In 2017 the Slovaks registered only 28 of canceled or delayed races, only 0.2% of the 12.248 registered races representing incidents.
“We note that, regardless of the number of races or the percentage of incidents, travelers from this region are not aware that they can receive such compensation. The percentage of those who know they can call on specialized companies to recover their money is less than 1%. In the case of Romania, for the past year, in the case of 782 of problem flights, about 500 of them qualified for compensation, which means that, based on our estimates, those entitled to compensation have lost about 22 million euro ”, said Anikó Bolyó, General Manager Flight Refund.
Unfortunately, most travelers from Central and Eastern Europe do not know that they are entitled, according to the European Regulation 216 / 2004, to receive compensation from the airline for flights made during the last 3 years, say Flight Refund representatives, specialized in obtaining compensation for passengers.
22 million unreported damages
This part of Europe has become, in 2017, an important destination for many travelers, with traffic increasing at all airports in the region.
Reported to airport traffic in 2017, Otopeni set a new record, being transacted by 12,84 millions of passengers. A short distance from Otopeni is the Budapest airport, with 13,1 million passengers and Warsaw airport, with 13,7 million passengers, to which is added the airport traffic from Krakow (5,8 million passengers).
As expected, the airport in the region that attracts the most passengers is Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport, ranking 5 in Europe, in the category 10-25 million passengers. The least traffic is registered at the airport in Bratislava, which hosted 1,942 million passengers.