Aviation

Carriage by air is highly regulated, fiercely competitive and affected by strong passenger rights

Specialists in aviation

Air carriers are subject to very strict legal obligations when carrying either passengers or cargo. Furthermore, public regulation and safety requirements from authorities are increasing and the number of compensation claims due to flight delays is increasing. These issues place great demands on air carriers.

IUNO can assist air carriers with the many requirements and restrictions that apply to aviation. In case of injuries to passengers, damage to luggage or the aircraft, we are by your side right from the initial claim and if necessary all the way until the Supreme Court has handed down a ruling.

Specialists in aviation

Air carriers are subject to very strict legal obligations when carrying either passengers or cargo. Furthermore, public regulation and safety requirements from authorities are increasing and the number of compensation claims due to flight delays is increasing. These issues place great demands on air carriers.

IUNO can assist air carriers with the many requirements and restrictions that apply to aviation. In case of injuries to passengers, damage to luggage or the aircraft, we are by your side right from the initial claim and if necessary all the way until the Supreme Court has handed down a ruling.

EU Regulation 261/2004

EU Regulation 261/2004 serves to protect the rights of passengers in case of cancellations, rerouting, delays and denied boarding. However, over the last few years this regulation has formed the basis for a new professional trade; the so called ‘claims farmers’. These companies systematically chase passengers and then file claims against air carriers. However, not all such claims are justified.

IUNO can assist the air carriers with handling the so-called “261-claims” in the jurisdictions of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

EU Regulation 261/2004

EU Regulation 261/2004 serves to protect the rights of passengers in case of cancellations, rerouting, delays and denied boarding. However, over the last few years this regulation has formed the basis for a new professional trade; the so called ‘claims farmers’. These companies systematically chase passengers and then file claims against air carriers. However, not all such claims are justified.

IUNO can assist the air carriers with handling the so-called “261-claims” in the jurisdictions of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Often the claims are filed on the basis of flight delays or cancellations. But a flight delay or a cancellation in itself does not entitle the passenger to compensation – several other conditions must be present. Even when the passenger is entitled to compensation, this should of course be calculated correctly. Collateral costs like collection fees, interest or other added costs should also be carefully reviewed.

IUNO can assist air carriers with handling the many claims arising from EU regulation 261. We make sure that only the justified claims are accepted.

Damage and liability

Air carrier liability is governed by a maze of complex and compulsory legislation, which includes rules concerning time barring, notice of complaints, limit of liability and jurisdiction. In case of injuries to the flight crew the air carrier should also consider the employer’s liability to its employees; such claims should also be reported to the liability insurance of the air carrier.

IUNO can assist air carriers with these matters in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Damage and liability

Air carrier liability is governed by a maze of complex and compulsory legislation, which includes rules concerning time barring, notice of complaints, limit of liability and jurisdiction. In case of injuries to the flight crew the air carrier should also consider the employer’s liability to its employees; such claims should also be reported to the liability insurance of the air carrier.

IUNO can assist air carriers with these matters in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Claims may arise in a number of cases; when baggage falls from an overhead compartment, when a stewardess is injured after turbulence, when an aircraft is damaged during ground operations or when baggage becomes missing or delayed.

Each claim should be handled differently and it can be difficult to evaluate and calculate correctly. Therefore, it is not unusual that a claim is reduced or waived, when the correct legal rules are applied.

IUNO can help air carriers assess these claims and ensure that only justified claims are accepted. We have great experience in cooperating with the insurance companies.

Commercial matters

Every day, air carriers are met with complex legal challenges, e.g. in relation to marketing, wet / drylease agreements, authorities and commercial agreements with travel agencies, other commercial partners, and suppliers.

At IUNO, we are ready to assume the role of in-house counsel to the air carrier on day-to-day legal matters.

Commercial matters

Every day, air carriers are met with complex legal challenges, e.g. in relation to marketing, wet / drylease agreements, authorities and commercial agreements with travel agencies, other commercial partners, and suppliers.

At IUNO, we are ready to assume the role of in-house counsel to the air carrier on day-to-day legal matters.

In relation to consumers, a number of legal rules apply, e.g. in relation to marketing and pricing. Disputes may also arise in relation to travel agencies, e.g. regarding price adjustments. Also, cooperation agreements and supplier agreements, e.g. leasing arrangements, should be very carefully drafted.

At IUNO we can assist in all legal matters relating to the business operations of an air carrier.

News

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Aviation

9 April 2019

Are no-show clauses incompatible with consumer protection regulation?

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Aviation

28 February 2019

ICLG: Aviation Law 2019 in Sweden

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Aviation

28 February 2019

ICLG: Aviation Law 2019 in Denmark

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Aviation

18 January 2019

Technical problems at the terminal constitutes an extraordinary circumstance

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30 July 2018

European Court of Justice: Operating carrier means operational carrier

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Aviation

9 May 2017

Safety before punctuality: Bird strikes constitute extraordinary circumstances

Events

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Aviation
19 June 2019

Seminar on the latest news regarding EC Regulation 261 (In Stockholm)

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Aviation
22 May 2019

Seminar on the latest news regarding EC Regulation 261/2004

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Aviation
22 January 2019

Seminar on the latest news about EC Regulation 261 (English)

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Aviation
22 January 2019

Seminar on the latest news about EC Regulation 261 (English) (Webcast)

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26 August 2016

Seminar on the New Interpretative Guidelines on Regulation 261/2004

The team

Aage

Krogh

Partner

Anna

Aagaard Andersen

Head of Stockholm Office

Subhana

Abghari

Associate

Ida-Elise

Tommerup

Associate

Nina

Kumari

Associate

Sofia

Ulriksson

Associate

Mette

Risgaard Jensen

Senior legal assistant

Matilde

Grønlund Jakobsen

Senior legal assistant

Mads

Christopher Whitta-Jacobsen

Senior legal assistant

Camilla

Frandsen

Legal assistant

Joachim

Sieverts Nielsen

Legal assistant

Malene

Nørgaard

Legal assistant

Emma

Zisko Norman Svendsen

Legal assistant

Rebecca

Fink Joensen

Legal assistant

Emma

Søndergaard Pedersen

Junior legal assistant

Christian

Hulegaard Kjær Sørensen

Junior legal assistant

Lucca

Powers Bates

Junior legal assistant

Aske

Bendix Jermiin Christensen

Junior legal assistant

Joachim

Rønsholt

Junior legal assistant

Anna

Bjørk Dahlin Irvold

Junior legal assistant

Kathrine

Hyun Kjærgaard Pedersen

Junior legal assistant

Christian

Rønsholt

Junior legal assistant

Johanne

Tange Thams

Junior legal assistant