The Court of Justice delivered today its judgment in case C‑213/18 (Adriano Guaitoli and alii v easyJet Airline Co. Ltd), which will be of importance in particular to frequent air travellers:
“1. Article 7(1), Article 67 and Article 71(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 […] and Article 33 of the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, concluded in Montreal on 28 May 1999 […] must be interpreted as meaning that the court of a Member State hearing an action to obtain both compliance with the flat-rate and standardised rights provided for in Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 […] establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights […] and compensation for further damage falling within the scope of that convention, must assess its jurisdiction, for the first head of claim, in the light of Article 7(1) of Regulation No 1215/2012, and, for the second head of claim, in the light of Article 33 of that convention.
2. Article 33(1) of the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, concluded at Montreal on 28 May 1999, must be interpreted, as regards actions for damages falling within the scope of that convention, as governing not only the allocation of jurisdiction as between the States Parties to the convention, but also the allocation of territorial jurisdiction as between the courts of each of those States”.