If your flight from Malaga was cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours before departure, you might be eligible for flight compensation. The compensation is received per passenger.
For flights shorter than 1,500 km, the compensation is £220.
For flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km, the compensation is £350.
For flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU, the compensation is also £350.
For flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU, the compensation is £520 —but if your flight was delayed by fewer than 4 hours, the total amount might be reduced by 50%.
Regardless of the airline, if the following conditions are met for your flight, you can be eligible for up to £520 in flight compensation for a delayed flight departing Malaga:
Your flight from Malaga was over 3 hours late, AND,
The airline was responsible for the delay. If the delay was brought on by an unforeseen event or by a third party, passengers would not be entitled to compensation from the airline (for further details, see this page's section on "extraordinary circumstances").
If your flight to Malaga is cancelled, you can be entitled to up to £520 in flight compensation, the full cost of your ticket reimbursed, or even both. Continue reading for more information on when you may qualify for these perks.
You can be entitled to up to £520 in flight compensation per passenger if your flight from Malaga was cancelled provided that:
Your flight was cancelled with less than 14 days to go before the departure, AND,
The airline was at fault (for more information on when an airline has legal backing to deny passengers compensation, read this page's "Extraordinary Circumstances" section).
When can I claim compensation for my cancelled flight?
Fewer than 7 days in advance
Alt. flight departs 1h+ earlier or arrives 2h+ later
Between 7-14 days in advance
Alt. flight departs 2h+ earlier or arrives 4h+ later
Fewer than 14 days in advance
No alternative flight offered
|Cancellation notice||Alternative flight||Compensation|
|Fewer than 7 days in advance||Alt. flight departs 1h+ earlier or arrives 2h+ later||Yes|
|Between 7-14 days in advance||Alt. flight departs 2h+ earlier or arrives 4h+ later||Yes|
|Fewer than 14 days in advance||No alternative flight offered||Yes|
Accepting a travel voucher rather than a refund is not recommended.
If you accept a travel voucher, you must schedule a new flight with the same airline. The airline usually sets a deadline for redeeming the voucher as well.
If the airline declares bankruptcy, you might not be able to get your voucher back in cash; in this scenario, you would lose your money.
If you were flying to Malaga, there are a few important distinctions in the procedures for claiming a flight refund or compensation.
If your flight to Malaga was delayed or cancelled and you left from an EU country or the UK, you may be eligible for flight compensation.
You may also be eligible for flight compensation if you took a flight on a British or EU airline.
If you flew Malaga with a non-EU/UK airline and your flight had its origin in a non-EU country, you won't be subject to European legislation governing flight compensation. For more information on this, see the table below:
Can I claim compensation for a flight outside of Europe?
Flying with a British carrier
Tokyo to London with British Airways
Flying with an EU carrier
Amsterdam to London with KLM
Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier from the UK
London to Tokyo with Japan Airlines
Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier to the UK
Tokyo to London with Japan Airlines
|Type of flight||Example||Compensation|
|Flying with a British carrier||Tokyo to London with British Airways||Yes|
|Flying with an EU carrier||Amsterdam to London with KLM||Yes|
|Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier from the UK||London to Tokyo with Japan Airlines||Yes|
|Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier to the UK||Tokyo to London with Japan Airlines||No|
An airline may rightfully decide not to compensate passengers in certain situations, even if a flight was cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours. These scenarios — which we refer to as extraordinary circumstances — occur when a third party or unforeseeable event, rather than the airline, is to blame for the delay or cancellation.
The following list contains a few examples of extraordinary circumstances:
Bad weather conditions, such as thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.
A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry (for example, a strike of air traffic control workers at a specific airport).
However, a strike of the airline's crew is not considered an extraordinary circumstance!
Political circumstances, such as a terrorist attack or general security risk due to political unrest.
Natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.
A collision between the aircraft and birds or other foreign objects.
An ill or unruly passenger.
Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.
All flights to and from Malaga are governed by European Aviation Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 (EU261). As a result, you have five years starting from the date of your flight to or from Malaga to file a compensation claim.
If you were flying to or from the United Kingdom, you have 6 years to submit a claim for a refund or compensation for your Malaga flight. The exception is Scotland, where you have 5 years to file a claim. Local laws will dictate how long you have to submit the claim if you are travelling outside of the UK or the EU.
When passengers register claims through Flight-Delayed.co.uk, they frequently get their payment within a few weeks or months.
However, if the airline is uncooperative or the case needs to go to court, the waiting period can be extended.
However, you don't have to keep track of developments when you submit a claim to Flight-Delayed.co.uk. After you have submitted all the required paperwork via our effective online system, we will handle everything, including, if necessary, defending your legal rights in court. Any important changes that may have an impact on your claim are communicated to you, and we are available to address any questions you may have.
You only need to upload the requisite documents to our website to submit your claim with us. Then, our experts take care of everything on your behalf, including evaluating your claim, drafting legal documentation, speaking with the airline's legal representation, and, if necessary, taking your claim to court.
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Malaga is a popular destination in the south of Spain that attracts tourists from all over the world. The city is served by the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport, which is the main airport for the Costa del Sol region.
Many airlines offer flights to and from Malaga, including low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and EasyJet, as well as major airlines like British Airways and Lufthansa. There are also several seasonal flights to the airport, which increase during the summer months when the tourist season is at its peak.
Unfortunately, like all airports, Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport can experience flight delays or cancellations due to various factors such as weather conditions or technical issues. In such cases, airlines are typically required to provide passengers with compensation or refund.
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- More details on cancelled flight compensation
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