Lisbon Airport Flights Delays 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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Lisbon Airport Delay / Cancellation Claim Rights

Lisbon Airport is the busiest airport in Portugal in terms of passenger traffic. Lisbon LIS Airport flights carry over 20 million air passengers annually, so flight gets delayed or cancelled at Lisbon Airport are not that rare. So as a Lisbon flight passenger if your flight departed from Lisbon Airport and gets delayed at airport arrivals or is cancelled at Lisbon Portela Airport during departures and you were offered re-routing flight which was delayed over 3 hours on arrivals then you have rights to claim compensation for flight delays from the airline up to a maximum of 600€ according to EC Regulation 261/2004.

EU Regulation 261/2004rule also applies to the Lisbon flights that have been cancelled without prior notification of 2 weeks; for flights for which you have been denied boarding due to overselling flight tickets or missed the flight connection due to first flight delay, flight route changes or for any technical or mechanical issues. According to EU 261 rule, passengers also have rights to demand additional facilities like refreshments, snacks, etc. from the airlines; if required accommodation for overnight or long hour flight delays beyond the scheduled time of departure, To know more about your rights read EU Air Passenger Rights.

Lisbon Airport, Portugal

Lisbon Airport also called as Portela Airport is the biggest airport in Portugal and it connects Portugal to the rest of the world. Lisbon Airport has a huge capacity of managing over 20 million passengers annually and tonnes of cargo annually. IATA code of Lisbon Airport is “LIS”. Lisbon Portela Airport serves as a hub for euroAtlantic Airways, Hi-Fly, TAP Portugal, TAP Express and White Airways and base for euroAtlantic Airways, Hi Fly and White Airways. Portela Airport consist of two passengers terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Each of these terminals is built to handle millions of passengers annually. Through these terminals there are many flights connecting Lisbon passengers to numerous destinations across many countries. It is one of the most well equipped and maintained airport in Western Europe.

Busiest Route From Lisbon Portela Airport

Lisbon Airport top busiest route from Lisbon Airport to country and airport listed below: Lisbon – Spain, Madrid; Lisbon – France, Paris-Orly; Lisbon – United Kingdom, London-Heathrow; Lisbon – Netherlands, Amsterdam; Lisbon – Germany, Frankfurt; Lisbon – France, Paris-Charles de Gaulle; Lisbon – Spain, Barcelona; Lisbon – Switzerland, Geneva; Lisbon – Belgium, Brussels; Lisbon – Switzerland, Zurich; Lisbon – Germany, Munich; Lisbon – Italy, Rome-Fiumicino; Lisbon – Italy, Milan-Malpensa; Lisbon – Denmark, Copenhagen; Lisbon – United Kingdom, London-Gatwick; Lisbon – France, Lyon-Satolas; Lisbon – United Kingdom, London-Luton; Lisbon – Italy, Venice-Marco Polo; Lisbon – Germany, Hamburg; Lisbon – Germany, Berlin-Schonefeld.

List Of Airlines Operating At Lisbon Portela Airport

Airline Country Cities/City
TAP Portugal Brazil Belem, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Rio de Janeiro-Galeao, Salvador da Bahia, Sao (Paulo-Guarulhos, Tome & Vicente)
Portugal Faro, Funchal, Ponta Delgada, Porto (Alegre & Santo), Terceira
Italy Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Venice
United Kingdom London (Gatwick & Heathrow), Manchester
Germany Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
United States Boston, Newark, New York-JFK, Miami
Cape Verde Boa Vista, Praia, Sal
Spain Barcelona, Madrid
Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Luxembourg Luxembourg City
Norway Oslo-Gardermoen
Switzerland Geneva, Zurich
Poland Warsaw-Chopin
Denmark Copenhagen
France Paris-Orly
Netherlands Amsterdam
Belgium Brussels
Finland Helsinki
Venezuela Caracas
Angola Luanda
Mozambique Maputo
Austria Vienna
Czech Republic Prague
Ghana Accra
Senegal Dakar
EasyJet France Bordeaux, Nice, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
United Kingdom Bristol, London (Gatwick & Luton), Liverpool, Edinburgh
Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva, Zurich
Portugal Funchal, Ponta Delgada
Germany Berlin-Schonefeld
Luxembourg Luxembourg City
Italy Milan-Malpensa
Netherlands Amsterdam
Spain Madrid
Ryanair Italy Bergamo, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino
United Kingdom London-Stansted, Manchester
Germany Bremen, Hahn, Hamburg
Portugal Ponta Delgada, Porto
France Beauvais, Marseille
Poland Warsaw-Modlin
Netherlands Eindhoven
Belgium Brussels
Ireland Dublin
TAP Portugal operated by TAP Express Spain A Coruna, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga, Oviedo, Seville, Valencia, Vigo
France Bordeaux, Nice, Lyon, Nantes, Toulouse, Marseille
Morocco Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier
Algeria Algiers
Portugal Porto
Vueling Netherlands Amsterdam
France Paris-Orly
Spain Barcelona
Belgium Brussels
Germany Zurich
Azores Airlines Portugal Castelo Branco, Pico Island, Ponta Delgada, Terceira
United States Boston, Santa Maria
Canada Toronto-Pearson
Wizz Air Poland Warsaw-Chopin
Romania Bucharest
Hungary Budapest
Transavia Netherlands Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Germany Munich
Tunisair Portugal Porto
Tunisia Tunis
Monarch Airlines United Kingdom Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia France France Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Orly
Ural Airlines Russia Moscow-Domodedovo
Lufthansa Germany Frankfurt, Munich
Turkish Airlines Turkey Istanbul-Ataturk
Swiss International Air Lines Germany Geneva, Zurich
Royal Air Maroc Morocco Casablanca
Aigle Azur France Paris-Orly
Air Algerie Algeria Algiers
United Airlines United States Newark
Air Europa Spain Madrid
Aegean Airlines Greece Athens
Aer Lingus Ireland Dublin

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 airport arrival 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.

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.

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
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

When Can You Claim Compensation For Airlines Flight Delays?

It is a question often asked by the passengers and you get the right answer at Claim Flights. You can claim compensation in case if you have been travelled with any of the EU Airline flights to, within or from Europe or with non-EU Airline flights from or within Europe and it was delayed for more than 3 hours or your booked Lisbon flight has been cancelled without any notification or you were denied to board your flight due to overselling of flight tickets or for any other reason which can be controlled by the airlines. To know more on EU Air Passenger Rights & Flight Delay Compensation Rule, you may like to read our Ultimate Guide On Flight Delay Compensation.

Claim Flights – Flight Compensation Firm

Claim Flights is a firm which not only helps you to get compensation for delayed flights but also makes you aware of your rights. Every air passenger has right to claim compensation for flight delay, cancellation, overbooking or any other circumstances. However while claiming Lisbon flight delay compensation you need to know some basic details of your delayed flight such as flight number and flight date. Lisbon flight status can be checked at the airport. After that you have to provide us your delayed 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. Often people claim a very futile amount as compared to what they are entitled to. For avoiding this kind of issues you can use our free Flight Delay Compensation Calculator by simply entering your flight number and date to calculate the rightful amount that can be claimed from the airlines.

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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