Geneva 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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Geneva Airport Delayed / Cancelled Flights Compensation

Flight based of Europe and arriving beyond the scheduled arrival time at Geneva International Airport or flight departed from Geneva Airport and gets delayed on arrival by more than 3 hours, are governed by the European Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004. Since Geneva Airport is located in Switzerland, Europe is considered under EC Regulation 261/2004 for flight delays or cancellation compensations. EU 261 Rule also known as an EU air passenger right which was passed in 2005 although it was made in the year 2004, states that the airline is supposed to compensate its air passengers if their flight was delayed by more than 3 hours on arrival to a maximum of 600€ depending upon the distance of flight travel.

EC Regulation 261/2004 is only applicable when the delay is caused due to issues which the airline could have easily looked into. If the delay is caused due to extraordinary circumstances like volcanic eruption or bird hitting the aircraft engine, etc. which is not under the control of airlines then the airline is not liable to pay any compensation to its passengers. EC Regulation 261/2004 also entitles financial compensation to the air passengers affected due to the cancellation of flights or have been alighted off the flight due to undue reasons even when carrying a valid flight ticket or they have missed the connecting flight due to current flight delay or flight route changes.

Geneva International Airport

Geneva Airport was formerly known as Cointrin Airport is one of the busiest airports in Switzerland. Geneva Airport is located very close to Swiss- French border making it accessible from both the countries. The IATA code of Geneva Airport is “GVA” and it acts as a hub for many airlines like Swiss International Airlines, Etihad Regional and EasyJet Switzerland. GVA Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 and 2. While Terminal 1 is newly built and has larger area, it is mostly used for majority of the flights and Terminal 2 is smaller and is used for seasonal flights. The Terminal 1 is divided into 5 different sections or piers that is A, B, C, D and F. Piers A and D are also known as Schengen gates as most of the gates in these piers are used for passengers travelling to Schengen Countries or destinations. While those of Piers B, C and some gates of D are used for passengers’ travelling outside the Schengen area. Pier F on the other hand is for passengers arriving to visit France. Terminal 2 is operated mostly for seasoned charter flights.

Geneva Airport (GVA) Flights Destinations

GVA Airport is known to connect most of the European metropolitan cities along with some leisure destinations. It is also connects destinations in North America, China and The Middle East. The famous destinations to which Geneva Airport offers services to are Athens, Rhodes, Dublin, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Algiers, Montreal, Toronto, Beijing, Paris, Malta, Rome, Vienna, Minsk, Brussels, Bristol, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Lisbon, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Paris, Belfast, Glasgow, Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bordeaux, Budapest, Catania, Copenhagen, Krakow, Madrid, Malaga, Munich, Nantes, Naples, Pisa, Porto, Seville, Venice, Tenerife-South, Birmingham, Cagliari, Dubrovnik, Ibiza, Leeds, Malta, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Florence, Marseille, Dusseldorf, Warsaw, Antalya, Doha, Kiev, Newark, Sofia, London-City, Cairo, Dubai, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Beirut, etc.

List Of Airlines & Flights Destinations Operating At Geneva Airport

Airline Country Cities/City
Swiss International Air Lines Spain Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
Russia Moscow-Domodedovo
Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
United Kingdom London-Heathrow
Norway Oslo-Gardermoen
Italy Rome-Fiumicino
United States New York-JFK
Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Morocco Marrakech
Kosovo Pristina
Algeria Algiers
Germany Munich
Greece Athens
Ireland Dublin
Czech Republic Prague
Switzerland Zurich
France Nice
EasyJet Switzerland Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife
France Bordeaux, Lille, Nice, Paris-Orly, Toulouse
Italy Brindisi, Catania, Naples, Pisa, Venice
Germany Berlin-Schonefeld, Hamburg
Israel Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Denmark Copenhagen
Morocco Marrakech
Netherland Amsterdam
Serbia Belgrade
Belgium Brussels
Hungary Budapest
Austria Vienna
EasyJet United Kingdom Bristol, Liverpool, London (Gatwick & Luton), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Germany Berlin-Schonefeld, Hamburg
France Paris-Orly, Toulouse
Scotland Edinburgh
Portugal Lisbon
Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline Italy Rome-Fiumicino
Spain Valencia
France Marseille
Switzerland Zurich
Swiss International Air Lines Macedonia Skopje
Italy Florence
Switzerland Lugano
Spain Valencia
Scandinavian Airlines Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Denmark Copenhagen
Vueling Italy Rome-Fiumicino
Spain Barcelona
Wizz Air Romania Bucharest
Bulgaria Sofia
Pegasus Airlines Turkey Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen
Aeroflot Russia Moscow-Sheremetyevo
United Airlines United States Washington, Newark
Turkish Airlines Turkey Istanbul-Ataturk
KLM Netherland Amsterdam
Aegean Airlines Greece Athens
Aer Lingus Ireland Dublin

Flight Delays / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems

Flight delays or cancellations can be the reason of inconvenience usually faced by flight passengers, it’s even frustrating when you are denied boarding to board your flight. These issues were considered by the European Union and thus EC Regulation 261/2004 was made in the year 2004. EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles flight passengers to claim financial compensation up to 600€ for flight delays, flight cancellations and for denied boarding. To know further about your rights on flight delay, please read the below EU 261 Rule. You are eligible to claim if the airline is responsible for flight delay, flight cancellation or for denied boarding due to oversold flight seats.

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

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Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is an 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
From Inside EU to Outside EU Yes Yes
From Inside EU to Inside EU Yes Yes
From Outside EU to Inside EU Yes No
From Outside EU to Outside EU No No

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.

How To Claim Flight Delay Compensation?

Claim Flights claiming process is very easy to use and to provide us the desired information doesn’t take more than 3 minutes of your precious time. We have access to a lot of information on flight delay and cancellation to claim flight compensation for your delayed or cancelled flights.

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.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova

International Legal Strategist

Petya Petrova-Racheva holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree, and has broad knowledge of European Laws in different countries. She loves travelling and her dog, as well as her family.

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