- Jun 3, 2014
Good point but is it included when it's a non-EU registered aircraft?
the registration country of the aircraft itself is irrelevant - it would be covered even if the operating carrier was a non EU carrier so even if it were being flown as a Sunwing prime flight it would be covered. in this case it is being flown as a TUI flight anyway so an EU carrier. another example is BA at the moment are using QR A330 with QR crew for some of their flights due to the 787 availability issues. these are treated as BA flights and therefore covered as an EU carrier. from the regulation
"the obligations that it creates should rest with the operating air carrier who performs or intends to perform a flight, whether with owned aircraft, under dry or wet lease, or on any other basis."
nonEU airline operated flights departing from outside the EU with a destination in the EU are not covered, so an AA flight from PHL-MAN is not covered by EC261. an EU carrier operating the same route would be covered.