Reimbursement and Compensation: Pakistan International Airlines

"We apologize for the inconvenience" is a typical response from airlines when a flight is delayed or cancelled. But for European departures at least you might also be able to claim flight delay or Pakistan International Airlines cancellation compensation under a law known as EC 261. You could be owed as much as $650 (€600) per person.

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Pakistan International Airlines Flight Cancellation Compensation

While Pakistan International Airlines isn't a European airline, whenever they fly in Europe they comply with European regulations. That is good news for any passenger affected by a flight cancellation, as a last-minute cancellation of a European departure may entitle them to a fair Pakistan International Airlines compensation payout.

With any Pakistan International Airlines flight cancellation, you'll be offered an alternative flight to your destination, or a full refund if that's what you'd prefer. But in addition, if your flight was cancelled less than 14 days before you were due to depart a European airport, EU laws say passengers may be entitled to up to $650 per person in compensation.

If Pakistan International Airlines was able to offer you an alternative flight that would land at a very similar time to your original, they won't have to pay you compensation. They would also be exempt from paying compensation if there were extraordinary circumstances which made the cancellation necessary. That means anything that is beyond the airline's control, for example, bad weather, a medical emergency, or some form of disruptive event affecting the airport.

Because there are these exceptions, the easiest way to check if you're owed Pakistan International Airlines cancelled flight compensation is to use our free compensation calculator.

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Pakistan International Airlines Flight Delay Compensation

If you've been on a late flight departing from a European airport, it's worth checking if you're owed Pakistan International Airlines flight delay compensation. That's because under EU law, flights that are delayed by 3 hours or more might be eligible for up to $650 per person in compensation from their airline.

It doesn't matter where you were flying to — what does matter is your arrival time. For compensation, it is the time that you arrived in your destination that's significant, not the time that you took off. So even if you technically departed on time, if you arrived at your destination more than 3 hours late, you may be eligible for compensation.

One important exclusion is for those Pakistan International Airlines flight delays that are caused by extraordinary circumstances. This refers to situations that are outside of the airline's control. Common examples are delays caused by bad weather or an air traffic control strike. Because the airline cannot prevent these delays, they shouldn't have to pay compensation for them.

But if the delay is due to something they can control — such as a strike by Pakistan International Airlines staff, or a maintenance issue, then you're entitled to submit a flight delay compensation Pakistan International Airlines claim.

Claim up to $650 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, cancelled, or overbooked within the last 3 years.

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What's Covered Under EU Air Passenger Rights?

Europe's air passenger rights, EC 261, are among the most comprehensive in the world. They are designed to ensure airlines like Pakistan International Airlines take appropriate care of their passengers and compensate passengers fairly when their journeys are disrupted by flight delays, cancellations, or overbookings.

All passengers on a flight departing from a European airport are covered by EC 261. However, as Pakistan International Airlines is not a European airline, they do not need to pay EC 261 compensation when they are flying outside of Europe, or even on flights to Europe if the departure airport is outside the EU.

Which Pakistan International Airlines Flights are Covered by EC 261?

Covered by EC 261
Flights departing EU airports ✔️ Yes
Flights arriving at EU airports ❌ No

How Much Pakistan International Airlines Flight Compensation?

DistanceCompensation
All flights under 1,500 kmUp to $270 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 kmUp to $430 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 kmUp to $430 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 kmUp to €600 per person

Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261

All paying passengers are treated equally by EC 261. It doesn't matter where a passenger is from, whether they are an adult or a child, or how much they paid for their ticket — the compensation amounts are the same.

As you might expect with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that can affect how much compensation is owed in every individual case. AirHelp makes it simple to check what you’re owed with our free compensation calculator.

Can I get a refund and compensation if my Pakistan International Airlines flight was cancelled due to coronavirus?

Generally, no — you can only get a refund for your flight ticket after a cancellation as coronavirus is an extraordinary circumstance and therefore is not eligible for compensation.


About Pakistan International Airlines

Welcome to Pakistan International Airlines, the national flag carrier of Pakistan. With a history spanning over 70 years, we are committed to providing our passengers with comfortable and reliable air travel experiences. Our fleet is comprised of state-of-the-art aircrafts, ensuring your safety and comfort during your journey with us. We operate flights to over 50 destinations worldwide, including London, New York, Toronto, Dubai, Jeddah, and Beijing. Our dedicated and professional team of staff is always on hand to ensure your journey with us is seamless and stress-free. At Pakistan International Airlines, we understand that air travel can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we strive to make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible. From booking your ticket to boarding your flight, we are here to assist you every step of the way. Book your next flight with Pakistan International Airlines and experience the best in air travel. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to book your next flight. Contact information: - Phone: +92 21 111 786 786 - Email: [email protected] - Website: www.piac.com.pk

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