New Ruling of the CJEU on Extraordinary Circumstances under Regulation 261/2004

By Charles Price and Sébastien Popijn

Success for CEW & Partners in the CJEU case Moens v Ryanair (c-159/18)

Today, the CJEU delivered its ruling in the case Moens v Ryanair (c-159/18) in which Charles Price and Sébastien Popijn represented and assisted Ryanair. The Court decided that a fuel spill on the runway of an airport which led to the runway’s closure falls within the notion of “extraordinary circumstances” within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 (Regulation EU261) which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken.  Click here to take a look at the entire judgment.