ZX v Ryanair DAC

European Union – Civil and commercial matters. Article 7(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 should be interpreted as meaning that a court of a member state did not have jurisdiction to hear a dispute concerning a claim for compensation brought under art 7 of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91, and directed against an airline, established in the territory of another member state, on the ground that that company had a branch within the territorial jurisdiction of the court seised, without that branch having been involved in the legal relationship between the airline and the passenger concerned. The Court of Justice of the European Union so held, among other things, in proceedings concerning a claim for compensation brought by the applicant passenger against Ryanair DAC following a delayed flight.

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