Istanbul Ataturk Airport Flights Delays / Cancellations
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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Istanbul Ataturk Airport Flight Delays / Cancellation
Istanbul Ataturk Airport is known to be one of the busiest airports around the world and carries more than 55 million passengers in any given year.
Being ranked as one of the busiest airports doesn’t really make a difference for the flights arriving at Ataturk airport behind their scheduled time. This is something the airport doesn’t have control on. However, you as a passenger can always ask the airline for compensation if the delay in reaching your destination is caused due to the problem of the operating airline which they could have easily handled.
EC Regulation 261/2004 which was passed in 2005 is specially designed to address the grievances of air passengers who have suffered due to flight delays of more than 3 hours; cancellation of flights or for passengers who were denied to board the flight even after having confirmed flight tickets and all the required documents.
EU Regulation 261/2004 is specially designated for air passengers faced inconvenience due to flight delays, flight cancellations or were denied boarding, which allows air passengers to claim compensation up to a maximum of 600€ from airlines depending upon the distance that passengers have been travelled or was about to travel. For detailed information on Passengers Rights read EU Air Passengers Rights.
Flight Delays / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems
Flight delayed for 3 hours or more or if you notice flight cancellations; EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles you to claim compensation up to 600€ (£ 462) for flight delays, cancellations or if you were denied boarding due to oversold flight tickets. Flight delays can be caused due to numerous reasons leading to many problems for the air passengers including monetary issues.
European Commission (EC) has therefore passed a regulation (EU 261) which takes into consideration the inconvenience of the air passengers and allows them to claim delayed flights compensation for the flights delayed back up to 6 years.
How much can you claim for Istanbul Ataturk Airport Flight delays?
The amount of compensation for Istanbul Ataturk 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
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For 2 Hours Flight Delays
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Know Your Rights On Fight Delays / Cancellations / Denied Boarding
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.
- 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.
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).As Istanbul Ataturk Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul, EC Regulations applies on the passengers travelling to and from IST Airport.
Thus if you travelled to Istanbul IST Airport with an EU based airline or if you travelled from IST Airport and your flight was delayed on arrival for 3 hours or more, EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles you to claim flight delay compensation from the airlines.
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Claim Flights – Flight Compensation Firm (How We Can Help You To Get You Money Back)
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 delay 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
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About Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Istanbul Ataturk Airport was founded in 1924 in Yesilkoy located in Rumelia (European side of Istanbul city) and is one of the busiest airports in Turkey. IATA code of Istanbul Airport is “IST”. IST Airport is known to connect passengers from all around the world. IST Airport is the largest airport in Istanbul and this along with the Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW, its IATA code), second largest airport in Istanbul, Turkey, and serves as an entry to Istanbul.
Ataturk Airport is known to be one of the busiest airports in the world and ranks 3rd in Europe as the busiest airport after London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Istanbul Airport operating as the main hub for Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal and Onur Air. IST Airport has two main Terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 which are interconnected to each other. Terminal 1 is only used to handle domestic flights passengers while Terminal 2 is used exclusively for international flights and its passengers.
List Of Airlines & Flight Destinations Operating At Istanbul Ataturk Airport
|Turkish Airlines||Turkey||Adana, Agri, Adiyaman, Ankara, Antalya, Batman, Bingol, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Igdir, Kahramanmaras, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Konya, Kutahya, Malatya, Mardin, Merzifon, Mus, Nevsehir, Ordu/Giresun, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Sinop, Sivas, Sirnak, Trabzon|
|Germany||Berlin-Tegel, Bremen , Cologne/Bonn , Hamburg, Frankfurt, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Friedrichshafen, Munster/Osnabruck, Karlsruhe/Baden|
|Russia||Astrakhan, Kazan, Moscow-Vnukovo-, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Stavropol, Ufa, Yekaterinburg|
|France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Nice, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Basel/Mulhouse|
|Italy||Rome, Venice, Naples, Bologna, Catania, Genoa , Milan-Malpensa, Bari, Pisa, Turin|
|China||Beijing, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Shanghai-Pudong|
|United Kingdom||London(Gatwick & Heathrow), Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh|
|United States||New York-JFK, Miami, Texas, Washington-Dulles, Los Angeles|
|Ukraine||Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Lviv, Odessa, Zaporizhia|
|Spain||Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Valencia|
|South Africa||Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg|
|Denmark||Aalborg, Billund, Copenhagen|
|Egypt||Alexandria, Hurghada, Cairo|
|Iran||Ahvaz, Isfahan, Kermanshah|
|Austria||Vienna, Salzburg, Graz|
|Saudi Arabia||Dammam, Gassim, Jeddah|
|Israel||Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion|
|United Arab Emirates||Abu Dhabi, Dubai|
|Atlas Global||France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Nice, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Basel/Mulhouse|
|Turkey||Adana, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Edremit, Gaziantep|
|Germany||Dusseldorf, Friedrichshafen, Munster/Osnabruck, Karlsruhe/Baden|
|Italy||Milan-Malpensa, Bari, Pisa, Turin|
|Iraq||Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Najaf|
|Aeroflot (operated by Rossiya)||Russia||Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg|
|Air Algerie||Algeria||Algiers, Annaba, Constantine, Oran|
|AtlasGlobal Ukraine||Ukraine||Kharkiv, Lviv, Zaporizhia|
|Ukraine International Airlines||Ukraine||Kiev-Boryspil, Lviv|
|British Airways||United Kingdom||London-Heathrow|
Istanbul Ataturk Airport Major Destinations
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