Compensation for Barcelona Airport Flight Delays

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 the EU 261 rule.

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Barcelona BCN Airport Flight Delays / Cancellations

Barcelona-El Prat Airport flights departing or arriving carries more than millions of passengers to both domestic and international destinations. Barcelona BCN Airport is one of the busiest airports in Spain. Even though it’s known to be the busiest airport, flights at BCN airport is delayed 48% of the time. Heavy air traffic or Cargo traffic sometimes contribute to the flight delays at Barcelona Airport.

EC Regulation 261/2004 EU air passengers rights entitle flight delay compensation for flight passengers whose flights are delayed on arrival for over 3 hours; departed from Barcelona Airport with any airlines (EU or non-EU) and arrived at Barcelona Airport with an EU registered airline.

EC Regulation 261/2004 was passed in the year 2005; provides rights to air passengers to claim for flight delays of 3 hours or more on arrivals that is up to 600€ from the airlines, or if cancelled without any prior notification of 2 weeks; or is denied boarding due to oversold tickets and is also valid in case you missed your connecting flights due to first flight delay due to any technical or mechanical issues which could have been easily solved by the airlines.

Flight Delay / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems

Flight delays, flight cancellations and denied boarding are the common problems faced by air travellers at Barcelona Airport. If your flight gets delayed at the arrival airport for 3 or more hours; flight cancelled without notice of 2 weeks, or if you were denied boarding due to overselling of flight seats EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles you to claim flight compensation up to 600€ from the airline company for the inconvenience caused to you.

Flight delayed for 2 hours or more from the departure airport, airlines are obligatory to provide you assistance. You are entitled to claim compensation for a cancelled flight if you were not informed about the cancellation at least 14 days before the scheduled time of departure. You can claim financial compensation for denied boarding if your alternate flight is delayed for 2 hours or more.

How much can you claim for Barcelona Airport delays?

The amount of compensation for Barcelona Airport’ delayed flight is between 250€ to 600€. It depends upon the travel distance and the length of the delay.

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
Long distance
(more than 3500 km)
e.g. Frankfurt to Madrid e.g. Frankfurt to Turkey e.g. Frankfurt to New York
€250 €400 €600*

* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for distance over 3500 km when EU borders were not crossed.

Your Flight Has Been Delayed or cancelled. What Should You Do?


Ask a reason for delay

Ask the airline for a reason behind it. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.

Note Arrival Time

Note the flights’ arrival time, i.e., when the aircraft door was opened and passengers were allowed to step out.

Collect Evidence

Collect evidence such as pictures of arrival board, boarding pass, receipts, etc., to prove the delay.

Check Eligibility

Enter your flight details into our claim checker and check if you are eligible for compensation.

Exchange Contacts

Exchange contact information of co-passengers (which can act as evidence while asking for compensation).

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Flight departure delays

If there’s a delay at departure, you are eligible for the “Right to Care.” The airlines must offer:

For 2 Hours Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5 Hours Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.


Re-routed to the earliest available flight


Refund of the ticket cost, if you were unwilling to travel


Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

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Your Rights as an Air Passenger under EC Regulation 261/2004

European Union Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 introduced in 2004 and came into effect from February 2005 establishes common EU rule on flight compensation and assistance to airline passengers in the event of denied boarding and of flights cancelled or delayed flights; repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91 of February 1991.

EU 261/2004 rule states that air passengers are entitled to receive cash compensation of 250/400/600 € from airlines for the inconvenience caused due to flight delays or cancellations or if passengers are denied boarding due to overbooking of flight tickets by the airlines.

Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European law; it applies to EU air space. 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).

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
EU ✈ Non-EU
Non-EU ✈ EU
Non-EU ✈ Non-EU

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Claim Flight Delay Compensation with ClaimFlights!

Many air passengers often don’t claim compensation for delayed flights either because of lack of knowledge or due to lack of time. They often think that the legal procedure is too complicated, and they give up their rights in the event of a flight delay. ClaimFlights help you to make use of your air passenger rights and draft the claim for you.

Our expert team of Claim Professionals makes sure that you get the right amount of compensation from the airline, for that you need to provide us with some basic details of your delayed flights such as Barcelona flight number, flight date, the reason for flight delay or cancellations, contact details etc., ClaimFlights take up your case on a “No Win – No Fee” basis and makes sure you get the fair compensation amount at the right time.

ClaimFlights – 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 compensation for the problem the airline has caused you, all you have to do is provide us with your delayed flight details (flight number & flight date). You can check the status of your arrival and departure of flight at Barcelona El Prat Airport on flights trackers.

Use our Flight Delay Compensation Calculator freely available on our website can help you to calculate the precise claim amount you are entitled to per EC Regulation 261/2004 by simply entering your flight details on your own. After getting your flight number and flight date through the calculator, our claim experts team 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 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 compensation for delayed or cancelled flights?

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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 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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Useful Information about Barcelona-el Prat Airport

Barcelona-El Prat Airport is the second largest airport in Spain after Madrid Airport and one of the busiest airports in the world. It is the major airport of Catalonia. Barcelona Airport IATA code is “BCN”. Barcelona BCN Airport serves as a base for Spanish Airlines i.e., Vueling and Spanair. BCN Airport is operating as hub for major airlines which include Air Nostrum, Vueling, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Ryanair.

In 2015, air passengers handled at Barcelona Airport flights is more than 39 millions. Barcelona Airport currently has two terminals for the passengers of both domestic as well as international flight destinations.

Terminal 1 contain 258 check in counters, 60 Jetways, 15 baggage carousels and this terminal handles both Schengen and non-Schengen flights. Terminal 2 of BCN Airport is split into 3 areas likely Terminal 2A, 2B and 2C where Terminal 2A is not in use. Terminal 2C used by EasyJet Switzerland and EasyJet flights while Terminal 2B used by Ryanair flights and others.

Barcelona Airport Flights Destinations

Flights from Barcelona Airport are mainly scheduled to domestic destinations. Flights to Asia, Latin America, Northern Africa, South America, Middle East and sub Saharan Africa also take off from Barcelona El-Prat Airport. Most of the flights from Barcelona Airport are to Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Geneva, Lisbon, Munich, Brussels, Milan, Frankfurt, Zurich, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Malpensa, London Stansted, Paris-Orly, Cairo, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Dubai, Antwerp, Ostend/Bruges, Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen, Doha, Casablanca, Amman-Queen Alia, Bucharest, Toronto-Pearson in Canada, Sao Paulo-Guarulhos, Beijing, Qatar and few more other cities.

List of Airlines & It’s Destinations Operating From Barcelona-El Prat Airport

Airline Country Cities/City
Vueling Spain A Coruna, Alicante, Almeria, Asturias, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, La Palma, Jerez de la Frontera, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, San Sebastian, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife, Valladolid, Vigo
Italy Bologna, Brindisi, Catania, Florence, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Palermo, Pisa, Rome-Fiumicino, Turin, Venice-Marco Polo
France Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseilles, Nantes, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Rennes, Toulouse, Lille
United Kingdom Birmingham, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow & Luton), Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh
Germany Berlin-Tegel, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
Morocco Casablanca, Fes, Marrakesh, Nador, Tangier
Netherland Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam/The Hague
Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Zurich
Algeria Algiers, Constantine, Oran
Israel Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Iceland Reykjavik-Keflavik
Russia Moscow-Domodedovo
Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Poland Warsaw-Chopin
Norway Bergen, Oslo
Denmark Copenhagen
Belgium Brussels
Greece Athens
Ireland Dublin
Czech Republic Prague
Austria Vienna
Senegal Dakar
Ryanair Spain Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, Malaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife, Valladolid, Vigo
United Kingdom Birmingham, East Midlands, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh, Prestwick
Italy Bergamo, Bologna, Rome-Fiumicino, Treviso, Turin
Germany Berlin-Schonefeld, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg
Morocco Fes, Marrakesh, Nador
Sweden Stockholm-Skavsta
Poland Warsaw-Modlin
France Beauvais
Belgium Brussels
Hungary Budapest
Lithuania Vilnius
Ireland Dublin
Portugal Porto
Norwegian Air Shuttle Spain Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife
United Kingdom Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh
Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm-Arlanda
Germany Berlin-Schonefeld
Denmark Copenhagen
Finland Helsinki
Norway Oslo
Wizz Air Romania Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Timisoara
Poland Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan, Warsaw-Chopin
Hungary Budapest
Lithuania Vilnius
Macedonia Skopje
Bulgaria Sofia
Latvia Riga
EasyJet United Kingdom Bristol, Liverpool, London (Gatwick & Luton), Newcastle upon Tyne
France Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Italy Milan-Malpensa, Naples
Germany Berlin-Schonefeld
Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse
Germanwings Germany Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart United Kingdom Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Glasgow
Transavia Netherland Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam/The Hague
American Airlines United States New York-JFK, Miami
Delta Air Lines United States New York-JFK
United Airlines United States Newark
Singapore Airlines Singapore Singapore Changi
Italy Milan-Malpensa

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Dr. Mirko C. Ulbrich is founder and CEO at Claim Flights GmbH. He has made many Himalaya hiking trips, but has found a passion to grow roses and go hiking in the alpes.

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