Ryanair Flight Delay Compensation

If your Ryanair flight was delayed or canceled, you may have the right to compensation under European Regulation EC 261.

The amount of compensation is up to 600€ ($700).

Ryanair flight delays or cancellations Compensation

In case you have experienced Ryanair flight delays of more than 3 hours at the final destination or Ryanair cancellations without prior notification of at least 2 weeks, then you are eligible for compensation up to 600€ (i.e. up to $700) as per EU 261 Rule.

European Union Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 made in the year 2014 considering the inconvenience faced by the passengers. It came into effect from 2005 and states that you have the right to ask for compensation for delayed, canceled and denied boarding.

Furthermore, inconvenience due to flight overbooking, missing the connecting flight due to the first flight delay or cancellation, or if flight route changes are some other problems under which you can ask for compensation.

Check how much you can claim using our free flight compensation calculator with just basic details in hand such as Ryanair flight number, flight date which can be available on your boarding pass or your flight itinerary.

If you further decide to claim through the help of our claim professionals, provide us with your personal details and assign us by signing the digital contract.

About Ryanair

Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline started in the year 1985 and became one of the most popular airlines all over the Europe.

It holds the record of being largest and busiest airline in its name.

Ryanair headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland and have primary bases at Dublin and London Stansted Airport.

Ryanair started its operation to flew from Waterford to London Gatwick on their 15-seater aircraft. In 1986, they got the permission to start their services from the London to Dublin on a cost which was way less than the rivals.

Due to its low cost, Ryanair became the biggest carrier which carries 82,000 passengers in-between these routes during their first operational year.

In 2003, Ryanair was owned by Buzz from KLM. During late 2003, the airline flew almost to 127 routes.

After getting 85% share in London European Airways, Ryanair started their services from Amsterdam to Brussels in 1986.

Ryanair was able to obtain the rights of operating the scheduled services in the European states in 1992. This opportunity brought a lot of chances for Ryanair airlines to grow.

If you want to more detail information about Ryanair you can contact their official website.

Fleet Size & Destinations

Currently, Ryanair operates 439 aircraft including 1 Boeing 737-700 while the rest of them are Boeing 737-800.

The route network of this airline serves almost 35 different countries in Europe, North Africa (Morocco), and the Middle East (Israel and Jordan).

On regular basis, almost 1600 flights fly across 185 different destinations. In 2015, the airline flew almost 103,000,000 passengers.

Following is the list of famous destinations where Ryanair flights are regularly operated …

Sr. No. Country City
1 France Bergerac, Beziers, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Carcassonne, Clermont-Ferrand, Deauville, Dole, Figari, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lille, Limoges, Lorient Lourdes / Tarbes, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice Nimes , Paris, Perpignan, Poitiers, Rodez, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Malo / Dinard, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Tours
2 Spain Alicante, Almeria, Barcelona, Castellan, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca (Murcia), Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville , Tenerife, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Zaragoza
3 United Kingdom Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Derry, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds / Bradford, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newquay, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon
4 Italy Alghero, Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Comiso, Cuneo, Genoa, Lamezia Terme, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Perugia, Pescara, Pisa, Rome, Trapani, Trieste, Turin, Venice, Verona
5 Germany Berlin, Bremen, Cologne / Bonn, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Leipzig / Halle Memmingen, Nuremberg, Stuttgart
6 Poland Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin, Olsztyn, Poland, Rzeszow, Stettiner, Warsaw, Wroclaw
7 Greece Athens, Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki
8 Morocco Agadir, Fez, Marrakech, Nador, Oujda, Rabat, Tangier
9 Portugal Faro, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Terceira
10 Romania Bucharest, Craiova, Oradea, Timisoara
11 Netherlands Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Maastricht
12 Denmark Aarhus, Billund, Copenhagen
13 Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm, Växjö
14 Lithuania Kaunas, Palanga, Vilnius
15 Czech Republic Brno, Ostrava, Prague
16 Croatia Pula, Rijeka, Zadar
17 Switzerland Basel / Mulhouse
18 Cyprus Paphos, Larnaca
19 Malta Valletta / Luqa
20 Norway Haugesund, Oslo
21 Austria Linz, Salzburg
22 Bulgaria Plovdiv, Sofia
23 Slovakia Bratislava
24 Luxembourg Luxembourg
25 Montenegro Podgorica
26 Hungary Budapest
27 Belgium Brussels
28 Estonia Tallinn
29 Finland Tampere
30 Israel Eilat
31 Latvia Riga
32 Serbia Nis

Services and Awards

Ryanair provides low-cost flights to their passengers for all routes and at all time.

Ryanair cabin crew is known for its hospitality and its services.

It provides notification facility to all its passengers about the delay, and cancellation of flights through messages, or e-mails.

Ryanair nowadays provides online check-in facility due to long airport check-in queues, so its passengers can easily board their flights within less time.

Ryanair has won the “Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline” in the year 2003 and 2005.

Ryanair Reviews

According to Skytrax, Ryanair has been rated as 5 of 10 which is based on 1478 customer’s reviews till 2018. Ryanair has a history of charging extra in terms for Ryanair check-in facilities, for baggage (luggage), food and drinks.

As per the reports, Ryanair was said to be the worst airline company when it comes to customer service. In 2002, the airline had to pay passengers due to the promises they made but failed to fulfill.

Poor service was also given to the disabled passengers by the airline. In 2007, Ryanair went on charging €2 extra for their flights in order to cover expenses which were arising due to the EC Regulation 261/2004.

According to this Regulation, Ryanair supposed to pay accommodation or transportation facilities to the passengers in case their flights delays for more than 5 hours, overnight flight delays or if canceled.

Ryanair Cheap Flights

Ryanair’s low fares are what make them Europe’s favorite airline. If you want to book Ryanair’s cheapest flight ticket to Europe, check the ticket prices on their official website.

Whether it’s a business trip or an adventure trip, travel to an amazing destination with them and you can save money. You can book direct at the official website of Ryanair and you will get the best prices on Ryanair cheap flights.

Ryanair Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

Every traveler can buy up to 3 checked baggage of 20 kg. These can be bought either when making the underlying booking or can be added to a reserving to 2 hours before the planned flight takeoff time.

Checked Baggage is charged per person, per one way flight and costs shift depending upon the Ryanair routes and travel dates. Higher baggage fees of €40 per individual/per one way flight apply when checked baggage are bought after initial booking.

Baggage Policy

From November 1st, 2018, Ryanair passengers were permitted to take one small bag with baggage size of 40cm x 20cm x 25cm, and a cabin bag with a maximum weight allowance of 10kg in the overhead locker free of charge.

If your baggage is lost during travel, lost baggage compensation will be processed within 28 working days of receipt.

Baggage Fees

The 20kg check-in bag costs €25 if purchased during the online flight booking, or €40 if purchased during post booking or at the airport ticket desk.

Flight delay / Cancellation / Denied boarding / Missed connection problems

Flight delays, cancellations is usually a common problem faced by an air passenger, there are also cases of denied boarding when an air passenger is not allowed to board the flight due to overbooking.

In such cases, the European Union introduced EC Regulation 261/2004 which entitles air passengers to claim compensation for flights cancelled, delayed or overbooked.

Passengers also are entitled to Ryanair flight delay compensation when they were offered rerouted flight or an alternative flight in case of Ryanair canceled flight or overbooked flight which gets delayed at the final destination for more than 3 hours.

How often are Ryanair flights delayed?

As of the research conducted by Independent.co.uk 77 percent of Ryanair flights were regarded as on time, meaning one in four arrived late.

Passengers who arrived later than 3 hours at the destination airport are eligible for compensation under the EC261 Rule.

In case of extraordinary circumstances, or situations beyond the control of airlines, they can deny the compensation.

Passengers cannot claim compensation if it’s a Ryanair Strike, i.e., pilot strike or crew members strike.

Passenger Rights under EU 261 Rule

According to the EU Regulation 261/2004, passengers are entitled to compensation for longer flight delays, cancellations and denied boarding due to overbooking.

It applies to air passengers those who were departed from an EU airport or landed to an EU destination with an EU-registered airline.

But, there will be no compensation for a delay or cancellation caused due to extraordinary circumstances, which couldn’t be avoided. An example of such situations includes bad weather or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack.

The compensation amount is between 250 to 600 Euros depending upon the route distance and length of delay.

Within EU:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  • And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€

Am i eligible to claim compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation, it applies to EU and Non-EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight compensation.

This means that you can claim on flights departing from any airport located in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU airline).

Thus you are eligible to claim compensation for flights departed or which were scheduled to depart from an EU airport.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
From Inside EU to Outside EU Yes Yes
From Inside EU to Inside EU Yes Yes
From Outside EU to Inside EU Yes No
From Outside EU to Outside EU No No

How we can help you to claim your money back?

When asking for compensation, all you have to do is provide us with your Ryanair flight details (flight number & flight date) and fill the claim form. Our claim experts will work with various other teams to collect data so that everything goes smoothly.

Our claim expert team has access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason behind it, flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation.

If you have any complaints regarding Ryanair flight delays or cancellation you can contact us at any time.

Calculate the amount Ryanair owes you

Passengers are often unaware of their rights and end up claiming a futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim. At Claim Flights the exact compensation can be calculated with the help of the compensation calculator.

Our “Compensation Calculator” can help you to calculate the amount to claim from Ryanair for your delayed/canceled flight. You can check for free the amount Ryanair airlines owe for you.

You can ask for compensation with our assistance by filling the claim form. You may need to enter further details about yourself & co-passengers.

Our claim expert team can file the claim on behalf of you and pursue it with the airlines.

We charge only in case of success.

Yes, you got right, we work on a “No Win No Fee” base.

We charge only 25%, which is far less than the other claim companies.

How to claim yourself compensation for Ryanair delayed flights

To claim yourself, we did the work for you with these 3 step approach …

  • You must know the amount that you are eligible to claim.
  • Use our free flight delay compensation calculator to know the receivable amount.
  • Write a letter to the airline using our free claim letter template.

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