In this New Law Journal Article, Lee Finch and Ann-Marie O’Neil consider the recent Court of Appeal decision in Ryanair DAC v The CAA [2022] EWCA Civ 76 and the meaning of “extraordinary circumstances” under Regulation 261/2004. The Court of Appeal held that industrial action by Ryanair’s employees did not amount to “extraordinary circumstances” for the purpose of Article 5(3) of the Regulation and, consequently, Ryanair was required to pay compensation to the affected passengers.

The Article can be read here: NLJ Feb 2022.

Kevin de Haan QC and Michael Coley represented the CAA.

The Article was first published in the New Law Journal on 25 February 2022: