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Aviation

10 October 2018
Kathrin Vaupel Aircraft passenger rights under wet lease agreements

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Hamburg Regional Court recently referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) the question of which air carrier is the operating air carrier within the meaning of EU Regulation 261/2004 where the flight is operated under a wet lease agreement. The ECJ confirmed that air carriers which lease aircraft and crew to other air carriers under a wet lease agreement but bear no operational responsibility for the flights are not covered by the concept of 'operating air carrier' within the meaning of the regulation.

Author: Kathrin Vaupel
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