No matter how hard it is to believe, Brexit finally happened. However, air passengers shouldn’t worry about any changes in the legal environment, namely, regarding their rights under the Regulation (EC) 261/2004.
As of 1 February 2021, the United Kingdom may finally have exited the European Union, but that hasn’t made any effect on the current application of the Regulation (EC) 261/2004. That’s because Section 3 of the European Union Withdrawal Act 2018 directly incorporates EC 261/2004 into UK domestic law (in England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland).
The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licencing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 amend Regulation (EC) 261/2004 to make it compatible with domestic law, which means that passengers will continue to enjoy the same rights to those that they previously had thanks to Regulation (EC) 261/2004 in any case of flight disruption which will be related to travel from/to United Kingdom or any air carrier registered here.
Two free phone calls
Email or free fax
Free meals & drinks
Accommodation at a hotel
Transport to/from airport
Right to full flight compensation
In the case of delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight, you can get from €250 to €600 in flight compensation.