Brexit - changes to air passenger rights

Changes from 1.1.2021

United Kingdom

The European Flight Compensation Regulation continues to apply to flights from a British airport (UK) to Switzerland if operated by a Swiss or European airline.
As the enforcement authority the FOCA is now responsible for assessing incidents with regard to these flights.

For flights from a British airport (UK) to Switzerland operated by a British (or non-Swiss/non-EU) airline, the national British passenger rights apply.

There are also changes to the Regulation on the rights of persons with disabilities and reduced Mobility for flights departing from or arriving at a United Kingdom (UK) airport.
However, certain rights, such as the right to assistance from the airline, will continue to apply to air passengers departing from a United Kingdom (UK) airport to an airport in the EU if it is an EU or Swiss airline.

Departure Destination Airline Enforcement
authority
Law
UK Switzerland swiss / EU
airline
FOCA European flight compensation regulation
UK Switzerland non-Swiss / non-EU
(incl. British)
UK authority UK national air passenger rights
Switzerland UK all FOCA European flight compensation regulation

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Last modification 04.01.2021

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