Frankfurt Airport Flight Delay Compensation

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 EC 261 rule.

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Frankfurt Airport Flights Delays / Cancellation Claims

Being one of the busiest airports of Germany in terms of heavy passenger and cargo traffic, Frankfurt Airport flights often leads to delays or cancelled. Since EC Regulation 261/2004 rule is applicable for Frankfurt FRA Airport, as a Frankfurt flight passenger you are not obliged to tolerate flight delay, flight cancellations or denied boarding issues, you have to claim compensation up to 600€ from the airline for the inconvenience caused to you;

According to EU air passenger rights regulation on compensation for flight delays, an air passenger has the following rights to claim compensation from the airline: right to claim for denied boarding due to overbooked flight; flight delays over 3 hours, flight cancelled without any prior notice of 2 weeks, missed the connecting flight due to flight route changes or first flight delay or for any technical or mechanical issues which can be controlled by the airlines.

Flight Delays / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems

Flight delays, flight cancellations and denied boarding are the common problems faced by air travellers. 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 airlines for the inconvenience caused to you.

Flight delayed for 2 hours or more from 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 Frankfurt Airport Flight delays?

The amount of compensation for Frankfurt 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.

Was your flight delayed for more than 3 hours?

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EC Regulation 261/2004 / Know Your Rights / Air Passenger Rights

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 cancellation 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 cancelled flight or if passengers are denied boarding due to overbooking of flight tickets by the airlines.

Within EU:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  • And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€

Note: If you are travelling to a Non-European country from a Non-European country by a European Flight, EU 261 Rule won’t apply to you. It is only applied in the case of EU based flights travelling within Europe or to or from an EU Member State.

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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

Compensation For Flight Delay Is Every Passenger’s Right!

Many passengers are unaware of their EU passenger rights and they don’t claim compensation for a flight delay from the airlines. Even if they claim, the amount is often less in comparison to the exact amount of compensation they are entitled to for a flight delay.

Frankfurt flight passengers have rights to claim compensation amount from the airline for the inconvenience caused by the airline. Claim Flights informs passengers of their rights in the event of flight delays, flight cancellations or denied boarding.

Flight Delay Compensation Claim Flights Procedure

For claiming Frankfurt Airport flight delay compensation, you need to know some information about your delayed flight, for that you can check the flight data at Frankfurt Airport which can tell you the exact status of the flight, based on that and with the help of the our Flight Delay Compensation Calculator (freely available in our website), you can calculate the exact amount of compensation for your delayed flight. Frankfurt Airport flight schedule is available online and at the airport timetable screen. With help of these details you can claim compensation from the airlines.

Claim Flights – 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 reimbursement for the problem the airline has caused you, all you have to do is provide us with your flight details (flight number & flight date) and our claim experts 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 by which the flight was delayed, the reason for flight cancellation, flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation.

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 flight 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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About Frankfurt Main Airport

Frankfurt Main Airport is the biggest airport in Germany and the fourth largest airport in Europe. More than 56 million passengers commute through Frankfurt airport annually. In 2015 it crosses by more than 61 million passengers. Frankfurt Airport also ranked as world’s 12th busiest airport in terms of passenger carried and busiest airport in Europe in terms of cargo traffic.

Frankfurt airport IATA code is FRA. Frankfurt FRA Airport operating as a hub for major airlines like Lufthansa, AeroLogic, Condor, Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Cargo. Frankfurt Airport flights connect to more than 250 destinations in more than 100 countries.

Frankfurt Airport Infrastructure
Frankfurt Airport has two largest terminals for air passengers, while Terminal 1 mostly used by Lufthansa airline flights and has a capacity of carrying more than 50 million passengers annually. Terminal 1 consists of 4 concourses as A, B, C, Z and 3 functional areas for departures, arrivals and parking and contains 103 gates. Terminal 2 has a capacity of carrying more than 15 million passengers per year. Terminal 2 mostly used by airlines of Oneworld airline alliance such as Air Berlin, British Airways, American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines amongst others and SkyTeam Airlines alliance such as Delta Air Lines, Aeroflot, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, China Airlines and others.
List of Airlines Operating at Frankfurt Airport
Airline Country Cities/City
Lufthansa United States Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles, Miami, Houston, Chicago-O’Hare, Seattle/Tacoma
Germany Dusseldorf, Berlin-Tegel, Hamburg, Hanover, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle, Nuremberg, Munich, Munster/Osnabruck, Stuttgart, Bremen
Italy Bologna, Florence, Rome-Fiumicino, Milan-Linate, Venice, Naples, Turin
United Kingdom Birmingham, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh
Spain Alicante, Bilbao, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Malaga, Seville
Japan Tokyo (Haneda & Narita), Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Kansai
France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Nice, Toulouse, Lyon, Marseille
China Shanghai-Pudong, Hong Kong, Beijing, Nanjing, Qingdao
Poland Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Krakow, Katowice
Russia Moscow-Domodedovo, Saint Petersburg
Turkey Istanbul-Ataturk, Ankara, Antalya
Nigeria Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt
Canada Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
India Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore
Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm
South Africa Johannesburg-OR Tambo
Brazil Rio de Janeiro-Galeao
Thailand Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Iran Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Denmark Billund, Copenhagen
Israel Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Portugal Lisbon, Porto, Faro
Jordan Amman-Queen Alia
Norway Oslo-Gardermoen
Kazakhstan Almaty, Astana
Switzerland Geneva, Zurich
Ukraine Kiev-Boryspil
Austria Vienna, Linz
Ethiopia Addis Ababa
Mexico Mexico City
Netherlands Amsterdam
Romania Bucharest
Morocco Marrakesh
Serbia Belgrade
Hungary Budapest
Belgium Brussels
Finland Helsinki
Algeria Algiers
Lithuania Vilnius
Estonia Tallinn
Saudi Arabia Riyadh
Greece Athens
Colombia Bogota
Angola Luanda
Ireland Dublin
Croatia Zagreb
Czech Republic Prague
Singapore Changi
United Arab Emirates Dubai
Tunisia Tunis
Bulgaria Sofia
Egypt Cairo
Qatar Doha
Latvia Riga
Azerbaijan Baku
Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine Germany Dusseldorf, Friedrichshafen, Leipzig/Halle, Nuremberg, Sylt
Poland Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Poznan
Italy Bologna, Florence
Denmark Aalborg, Billund
Luxembourg Luxembourg City
Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse
United Kingdom London-City
Netherlands Amsterdam
Romania Bucharest
Serbia Belgrade
Belgium Brussels
Albania Tirana
Belarus Minsk
Austria Linz
Condor Spain Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, Tenerife
Dominician Republic Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo
United States Seattle/Tacoma, Las Vegas, San Juan
Cuba Havana, Holguin, Varadero
Brazil Recife, Salvador da Bahia
Barbados Seawell/Christ Church
Panama Panama City
Jamaica Montego Bay
Mauritius Port Louis
Egypt Hurghada
Costa Rica San Jose
Namibia Windhoek
Tanzania Zanzibar
Turkey Antalya
Portugal Funchal
Morocco Agadir
Mexico Cancun
SunExpress Deutschland Egypt Hurghada, Luxor, Marsa Alam, Sharm el-Sheikh
Turkey Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Gazipasa, Izmir
Spain Ibiza, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca
Italy Lamezia Terme
Morocco Agadir
Greece Chania
Scandinavian Airlines Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Norway Oslo-Gardermoen
Denmark Copenhagen
TUIfly Spain Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife
Egypt Hurghada, Marsa Alam
Cape Verde Boa Vista, Sal
Air Berlin Spain Palma de Mallorca
Germany Berlin-Tegel
Italy Catania
Adria Airways Slovenia Ljubljana
Kosovo Pristina
Albania Tirana
Delta Air Lines United States New York-JFK, Detroit
Georgia Atlanta
United Airlines United States Chicago-O’Hare, Houston, Newark, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles
Air China China Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen
American Airlines United States Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia
Austrian Airlines Austria Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna
Aeroflot Russia Kazan, Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Croatia Airlines Croatia Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb
Iran Air Iran Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Japan Airlines Japan Tokyo-Narita
Aer Lingus Ireland Dublin
Air India India Delhi

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