Compensation for Delayed, Overbooked and Cancelled Airline Flights


Ryanair is the largest low-cost airline company in Europe. They transport 106 million passengers annually - to nearly 200 destinations in 31 countries.

The airline was founded in 1985. The airline has a negative reputation for not cooperating with labour unions – this has resulted in labour conflicts several times.

Your are entitled to compensation, if you are delayed with Ryanair

Flight delays, cancellations and overbookings cannot be avoided. Ryanair is no exception on this matter. Luckily passengers can be compensated with value of up to 600 € per person if such events occurs. The compensation amount depends on your final destination and on the flight distance.

Passengers travelling with Ryanair may be entitled to compensation – through the EU Regulation 261/2004. According to this regulation, airlines must pay up to 600 € per person in compensation, if certain criteria are met.

The flight must be delayed by at least 3 hours. Overbookings and cancellations are also covered by the EU regulation. The regulation applies to trips made within Europe (including Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.) and for all European airlines. So, Ryanair passengers are also covered by the regulation.

Receive compensation for delayed and cancelled Ryanair flights.

You are entitled to compensation, if your Ryanair flight has been cancelled, overbooked or delayed for at least 3 hours. Ryanair must pay you a compensation of up to 600 € per person. This is written in to the EU Regulation 261/2004 about passenger rights.

Ryanair must pay compensation, if they can be held accountable for the delay. Ryanair may say that they are not responsible for the delay. Flycancel will escalate the case to the highest authority, if this happens. The highest authority, typically the National Transportation Authority, will make the final decision regarding the case.

The case will be considered as finalised and the passengers will be compensated for up to 600 € per person, if the Transport Authority concludes that Ryanair is responsible for the delay or cancellation.

Start your claim against Ryanair right away

Go to to start your compensation claim today. It is quite easy. Just click the button “Make a claim” on the front page. Fill out the form and send your compensation claim to us. Please upload your ticket as well.

You can get a copy of your ticket by contacting your travel agent or Ryanair, if your no longer have it. Your can claim for older cases as well. The delay must not be older than 3 years however. The compensation amount depends on your final destination and on the flight distance.

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