Blanche v EasyJet Airline Company Ltd

Aviation – Flights. In considering a claimant's right to compensation for a 5 hour flight delay, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that in considering 'extraordinary circumstances' within art 5(3) of Regulation (EC) 261/2004, what mattered was the air traffic management decision (ATMD) to suspend all eastbound flights from London Gatwick and not the underlying reason for that ATMD, namely the thunderstorms.

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