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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Here is an ultimate guide to claim compensation for Barcelona BCN Airport flight delays, cancellations, and denied boarding incidents under EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation EC 261/2004.
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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.
(up to 1500 km)
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
|e.g. Frankfurt to Madrid||e.g. Frankfurt to Turkey||e.g. Frankfurt to New York|
* 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.
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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
For 5 Hours Flight Delays
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 ✈ EU||✅||✅|
|EU ✈ Non-EU||✅||✅|
|Non-EU ✈ EU||✅||❌|
|Non-EU ✈ Non-EU||❌||❌|
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.
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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.
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
|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|
|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|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Spain||Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife|
|United Kingdom||Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh|
|Wizz Air||Romania||Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Timisoara|
|Poland||Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan, Warsaw-Chopin|
|EasyJet||United Kingdom||Bristol, Liverpool, London (Gatwick & Luton), Newcastle upon Tyne|
|France||Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Germanwings||Germany||Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart|
|Jet2.com||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|
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