Airlines are failing to pay millions of pounds owed to passengers for delayed and cancelled flights

Airlines are failing to pay millions of pounds owed to passengers for delayed and cancelled flights.

Travellers are being forced to take court action to cover their losses, including refunds, expenses and compensation.

Research by Which? found customers were awarded some £11.4million in county court judgments (CCJs) against leading airlines in the 12 months to March 2023.

Wizz Air was the biggest offender with 2,587 outstanding CCJs against it in March (File image)

Wizz Air was the biggest offender with 2,587 outstanding CCJs against it in March (File image)

Which? is urging the Prime Minister to give the Civil Aviation Authority direct fining powers. Pictured, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during the Conservative Party conference

Which? is urging the Prime Minister to give the Civil Aviation Authority direct fining powers. Pictured, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during the Conservative Party conference

This is more than double the £4.5million in awards identified by Which? earlier this year. 

It is urging the Prime Minister to give the Civil Aviation Authority direct fining powers in a bid to make airlines pay proper compensation. 

Wizz Air was the biggest offender with 2,587 outstanding CCJs against it in March, with a value of around £3.2million, up from 1,601 in October.

Tui also had 1,359 outstanding CCJs, with a value of £1,558,145, up from 313.

Wizz Air questioned the figures’ accuracy and said it ‘remains fully compliant with industry regulations’. Tui said many of the outstanding CCJs had been settled.

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