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Parliamentary questions
10 January 2018
P-000093-18
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Tiemo Wölken (S&D)

 Subject:  Measures against overbooking of passenger flights
 Answer(s) 

According to Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, in the event of passengers being denied boarding against their will, for example if a flight is overbooked, air carriers are required to pay compensation of EUR 250, 400 or EUR 600. Proposal COM (2013) 0130 amending the regulation fails to provide for any additional measures against overbooking.

1.Why has the Commission not proposed adjusting the level of the compensation due under Article 7 of the regulation to inflation?

2. How does the Commission assess the risk that, following the entry into force of the regulation, the compensation set out in the regulation will eventually be low enough compared to the inflation-led increase in air fares to encourage airlines to factor in such compensation instead of actively avoiding overbooking?

3.What other measures does the Commission intend to take to curb the practice of overbooking flights which is extremely inconvenient for passengers?

Original language of question: DE 
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