London Gatwick Airport Flight Compensation

For flight delays or cancellations, if you had your flight from an EU airport, or to an EU airport with an EU regulated airline, you are entitled to compensation up to 600€ based on EC 261 rule.

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London Gatwick Airport Delayed / Cancelled Flight Claims

Are you one of the victim of Gatwick Airport flight delays or flight cancellations and you don’t know how to go about it? You should not worry as EU air passenger’s rights regulation of flight delay compensation i.e., EC Regulation 261/2004 will definitely come for your rescue and will make sure that you get a fair compensation amount for your delayed/cancelled/overbooked flight. Heavy traffic at London Gatwick Airport due to flight departures and flight arrivals is the main reason for Gatwick Airport delays. Passengers at Gatwick Airport, London often gets panic and are clueless about how to handle the situation. Besides, London Gatwick Airport offers many services while waiting for your flight to make your waiting time more pleasurable.

London Gatwick Airport has a long history of over a century and arrival delay is one of the most common issues observed at Gatwick Airport. But now, with European Regulation of flight delay compensation you can claim compensation from the airline for the inconvenience caused to you due to flight delays over 3 hours, flight cancellations without prior notice of 2 weeks, denied boarding due to overbooked flights, missing the connecting flight due to current flight delay or for any technical or mechanical issues.

London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport also known as London Gatwick Airport and is known to be the second busiest airport in London as well as in the United Kingdom after London Heathrow Airport in terms of passengers traffic. Gatwick Airport is one of the leading European airports for operating direct flights, it has the busiest single-use runway, with a maximum of 55 flights movements per hour. IATA code of Gatwick Airport is “LGW”. Gatwick Airport, London serves as a base for EasyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Monarch Airlines, British Airways (BA), Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airlines. LGW London Gatwick Airport operates as a hub for British Airways. Gatwick LGW Airport consists of two main terminals named as North Terminal and South Terminal as per the location. Both the terminals have shops, restaurants and there are different kinds of facilities provided for children, business travellers and for disabled passengers.

List Of Airlines & Flights Destinations From London Gatwick Airport

Airline Country Cities/City
EasyJet Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Malaga, Tenerife, Gibraltar, Gran Canaria, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Madrid, Seville, Valencia
Italy Bari, Catania, Bologna, Brindisi, Naples, Verona, Milan (Linate & Malpensa), Palermo, Pisa, Rome-Fiumicino, Venice
France Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Nice, Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse
United Kingdom Aberdeen, Belfast, Glasgow, Inverness, Isle of Man, Edinburgh
Germany Stuttgart, Berlin-Schonefeld, Hamburg, Munich, Zurich
Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Portugal Faro, Lisbon, Funchal
Greece Athens, Thessaloniki
Israel Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Iceland Reykjavik-Keflavik
Morocco Marrakech, Agadir
Austria Innsbruck, Vienna
Luxembourg Luxembourg-City
Cyprus Larnaca, Paphos
Denmark Copenhagen
Netherland Amsterdam
Hungary Budapest
Egypt Hurghada
Estonia Tallinn
Poland Krakow
Czech Republic Prague
Bulgaria Sofia
Malta Luqa
British Airways Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Malaga, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia
Italy Genoa, Naples, Rome-Fiumicino, Turin, Venice, Verona
United States New York-JFK, Orlando, Tampa
Jamaica Kingston-Norman Manley
Barbados Seawell/Christ Church
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Tobago
Portugal Faro, Funchal, Porto
United Kingdom Edinburgh, Glasgow
France Bordeaux, Nice
Mauritius Plaine Magnien
Dominician Republic Punta Cana
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre
Netherlands Amsterdam
Croatia Dubrovnik
Morocco Marrakech
Austria Salzburg
Costa Rica San Jose
Algeria Algiers
Antigua and Barbuda Osbourn
Mexico Cancun
Albania Tirana
Austria Vienna
Peru Lima
Thomson Airways Spain Alicante, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife
Dominician Republic Puerto Plata, Punta Cana
Mexico Cancun, Puerto Vallarta
Morocco Agadir, Marrakech
Turkey Antalya, Dalaman
United states Orlando/Sanford
Mauritius Plaine Magnien
Jamaica Montego Bay
Egypt Marsa Alam
Cape Verde Boa Vista
Greece Heraklion
Cuba Varadero
Portugal Funchal
Costa Rica Liberia
Cyprus Paphos
Cape Verde Sal
Norwegian Air Shuttle operated by Norwegian Air International Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma De Mallorca, Tenerife
Norway Bergen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Tromso, Trondheim
Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm-Arlanda
Denmark Aalborg, Copenhagen
Italy Rome-Fiumicino
Poland Warsaw–Chopin
Portugal Faro, Funchal
Hungary Budapest
Finland Helsinki
Cyprus Larnaca
France Nice
Thomas Cook Airlines Spain Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife
Turkey Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir
Dominician Republic Punta Cana
Egypt Hurghada
Mexico Cancun
Tunisia Enfidha
Cuba Holguin
Cyprus Paphos
Virgin Atlantic United States Las Vegas, Orlando-MCO
Barbados Seawell/Christ Church
Grenada Saint George Parish
Jamaica Montego Bay
Antigua and Barbuda Osbourn
Mexico Cancun
Cuba Havana
Trinidad and Tobago Tobago
Monarch Airlines Spain Alicante, Almeria, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Gibraltar, Lanzarote, Malaga, Menorca, Palma De Mallorca, Tenerife
Portugal Faro, Funchal, Lisbon
France Nice
Vueling Spain Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela
Italy Florence, Rome-Fiumicino
France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Ryanair United Kingdom Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Shannon
Spain Seville
Norwegian Air Shuttle operated by Norwegian Long Haul United States Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Oakland, New York-JFK, Orlando, San Juan
Air Transat Canada Calgary, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
Royal Air Maroc Morocco Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat
WestJet Canada Calgary, Toronto-Pearson
TAP Portugal Portugal Lisbon, Porto

Flight Delays / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems

Flight delays or cancellations can be the reason of inconvenience usually faced by flight passengers, it’s even frustrating when you are denied boarding to board your flight. These issues were considered by the European Union and thus EC Regulation 261/2004 was made in the year 2004. EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles flight passengers to claim financial compensation up to 600€ for flight delays, flight cancellations and for denied boarding. To know further about your rights on flight delay, please read the below EU 261 Rule. You are eligible to claim if the airline is responsible for flight delay, flight cancellation or for denied boarding due to oversold flight seats.

€EC Regulation 261/2004 European Union Air Passenger Rights

EC Regulation 261/2004 (dated 17 February 2005) applies to air passengers departing from any EU airport, or from a non-EU airport with an EU airline to an EU destination. Passengers must note that flight delay compensation is subject to certain conditions and exceptions. There will be no compensation for a delays/cancellations caused by an extraordinary circumstance, under which such delays/cancellations becomes uncontrollable. An example of such situations includes bad weather or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack. In such situations, passengers will not be given any compensation.

Nevertheless, if there is a delay of more than 4 hours for a flight of 3500 km or more; delay of 3 hours or more in intra-community flight of 1500 km or more; and delay of 3 hours in case of flight under 1500 km, the passenger is entitled to claim compensation under EU norms as set by EU Regulation 261 of 2004. This entitlement is when the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances.

If you are an air passenger travelled from Palma Airport and your flight was delayed on arrival for more than 3 hours or you have booked your flight ticket from Palma to anywhere in the world and your flight was cancelled (without any prior notice) and for reasons which could be easily avoided by the airlines or was under control of respective authority then according to EC Regulation 261/2004, flight passengers can claim compensation up to 600€ for flight delays. This takes into account the distance that you travelled.

Within EU:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  • And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€

Note: If you are travelling to a Non-European country from a Non-European country by a European Flight, EU 261 Rule won’t apply to you. It is only applied in the case of EU based flights travelling within Europe or to or from an EU Member State.

Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation, it applies to EU and Non-EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight compensation. This means that you can claim on flights departing from any airport located in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU airline).

Thus you are eligible to claim compensation for flights departed or which were scheduled to depart from an EU airport.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
From Inside EU to Outside EU Yes Yes
From Inside EU to Inside EU Yes Yes
From Outside EU to Inside EU Yes No
From Outside EU to Outside EU No No

Claim Flights – Flight Compensation Firm

If your flight has been delayed or cancelled while you are travelling within Europe, flying with an EU registered flight and you want to claim reimbursement for the problem the airline has caused you, all you have to do is provide us with your flight details (flight number & flight date) and our claim experts will work with various other teams to collect data so that everything goes smoothly. Our team has access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason for flight cancellation, flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation.

How To Claim Flight Delay Compensation?

Claim Flights claiming process is very easy to use and to provide us the desired information doesn’t take more than 3 minutes of your precious time.

We have access to a lot of information on flight delay and cancellation to claim flight compensation for your delayed or cancelled flights.

Claim Yourself Delayed Flight Compensation

If your flight is delayed for more than 3 hours or if your flight has been cancelled without prior notice of 2 weeks or if you were denied boarding due to overbooking of flight tickets, you can use our free flight delay claim letter template to write the letter to airline to claim compensation for your delayed / cancelled / overbooked flight in accordance with EU Regulation 261/2004. EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles European Union air passengers to claim up to 600 € compensation for flight delay of 3 hours or more, flight cancellations or for denied boarding.

Calculate The Amount Airline Owes You

Passengers are often unaware of the law and end up claiming a very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim. At Claim Flights the exact compensation can be calculated with the help of the compensation calculator. Claim Flights takes up your case on a no win no fee basis and makes sure that you get right amount in time.

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