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December 06 2017
Sophia Iwantscheff Unaffected flights cannot be used in calculation of compensation payments

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth

A recent Erding Local Court case called into question the distance that must be taken into consideration when calculating compensation according to Article 7(1) of EU Regulation 261/2004. The court interpreted Article 7 in line with settled case law and held that only the disrupted flights that had affected the overall delay of the passenger should be included in the calculation of the distance. Therefore, where a reservation consists of several flights, these are to be considered separately.

Author: Sophia Iwantscheff
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Andreas Fankhauser Switzerland and European Union to link emissions trading systems

Switzerland - Baumgartner Mächler

In order for Switzerland and the European Union to recognise each other's emission allowances through a bilateral agreement, Switzerland is planning to include aviation in its existing emissions trading scheme (ETS) and to link the Swiss and EU ETS. The agreement is scheduled to be signed by the end of 2017, provided that ratification is agreed by the EU and Swiss Parliaments. Once the link between the EU and Swiss ETS is operational, prices for emission allowances should converge.

Author: Andreas Fankhauser
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