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Compensation After Geneva Airport Flight Cancellations and Delays

When your travel plans are ruined by issues like Geneva Airport flight cancellations or delays, you'll be glad to know that there are laws in place that protect passengers. A European law, EC 261, means that you might be owed up to US$700 (€600) per person to make up for the disruption. Find out what you're entitled to.

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Air Passenger Rights at Geneva Airport

Geneva Airport (GVA) is located within the zone covered by EC 261 - that is EU and EEA countries, as well as the 'outermost regions' which include Guadeloupe, Réunion, and the Canary Islands. That means that any passenger departing from Geneva Airport may be entitled to up to US$700 compensation when flights are delayed or canceled. And in some cases when there are similar problems on flights to Geneva too.

If you did experience Geneva airport delays or cancellations, you usually have up to 3 years to claim your compensation.

Which Flights are Covered by EC 261?

Route EU Airline Non-EU Airline
Departures from Geneva Airport ✔️ Yes ✔️ Yes
Arrivals at Geneva Airport ✔️ Yes ❌ No
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