High Court suspends airline pay-outs for delayed flights24 August 2010
The UK High Court has suspended the right of air passengers to compensation if they suffer a flight delay of three hours or more.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last November that passengers were entitled to compensation for delays. But following a challenge brought by British Airways, Tui Travel, easyJet and the International Air Transport Association, the High Court has referred the issue back to the European court.
A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority said: â€œThe High Court has stayed our enforcement powers so the courts wonâ€™t hear [compensation] cases in the interim.â€
It is expected to be two years before the Court of Justice reviews the case.