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При этом:In a judgment delivered today, the Court of Justice clarifies the rights which passengers whose flights are delayed have against airlines by virtue of the Community regulation on compensation and assistance to air passengers1.
That regulation provides that, in the event of cancellation of a flight, passengers are entitled to flat-rate compensation of between EUR 250 and EUR 600. In contrast, the regulation does not expressly provide that passengers whose flights are delayed also have such a right.
И подробно расписано что считается "отменой рейса". В том числе:The Court recalls, on that point, that a technical problem in an aircraft cannot be regarded as an ‘extraordinary circumstance’, unless that problem stems from events which, by their nature or origin, are not inherent in the normal exercise of the activity of the air carrier concerned and are beyond its actual control.
Полный текст решения:If, however, the airline, after the scheduled departure time, arranges for the passengers to be transported on a different flight (that is, a flight which was planned independently of the flight for which the passengers had made their bookings), the flight may, as a rule, be regarded as cancelled.