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Document 62017CN0074

Case C-74/17: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht Düsseldorf (Germany) lodged on 10 February 2017 — Jonathan Heintges v German Wings GmbH

OJ C 151, 15.5.2017, p. 17–17 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

15.5.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 151/17


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht Düsseldorf (Germany) lodged on 10 February 2017 — Jonathan Heintges v German Wings GmbH

(Case C-74/17)

(2017/C 151/22)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Amtsgericht Düsseldorf

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Jonathan Heintges

Defendant: German Wings GmbH

Questions referred

I.

Is Article 12(1) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 (1) to be interpreted as meaning that the ‘rights to further compensation’ referred to therein cover only claims which are based on grounds which lie outside that regulation?

II.

(a)

If Question I. is answered in the negative, is Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 to be interpreted as meaning that, in the event that an airline does not provide the services provided for under Article 8(1) and (2), that provision gives rise to a separate claim for compensation on the part of the passenger by reason of the non-performance of the aforementioned services and, if so, does that claim also cover the reimbursement of the costs of alternative transportation organised by the passenger himself to his final destination?

(aa)

If the answer to Question (a) is affirmative, is the claim for compensation relating to the replacement transportation organised by the passenger himself subject to the deduction under the second sentence of Article 12(1) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004?

(b)

If Question I. is answered in the affirmative and national law contains a rule under which a passenger has a claim against an airline, on the ground of breach of the obligation under Article 8 of the regulation, for reimbursement of the costs incurred by him by reason of the fact that he organised replacement transportation himself, is that claim for compensation under national law subject to the deduction under the second sentence of Article 12(1) of the regulation?

(c)

If a deduction under the second sentence of Article 12(1) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 is affirmed, either in the context of Question II (a) or Question II (b), is Article 12 to be interpreted as meaning that the deduction automatically applies without it being necessary for the party obliged to pay the compensation to invoke that deduction?


(1)  Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights, and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91, OJ 2004 L 46, p. 1.


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