How can you get Rwandair Express delay compensation? AirHelp can help you understand your rights and make a claim for up to $700 (€600) per person. We have helped millions of passengers get the compensation they are owed, hassle-free. We handle all legal matters and paperwork for you — so that you don’t have to.
Flight delays and cancellations do happen, and oftentimes, there is very little that air passengers can do about it.
However, for flights that are departing within the EU, you may be able to claim for Rwandair Express flight compensation, even though they are not a European airline. This is because of a regulation known as EC 261.
According to this regulation, all flights departing from an EU airport are protected, which means that you can claim Rwandair Express compensation in the event of a delay, cancellation, or overbooking. Unfortunately, though the departures are covered, the same cannot be said for arrivals. If your Rwandair Express flight arrives in the EU from an airport that is outside of the EU, you are not covered by EC 261.
You can find out more about your rights here.
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Flight delays are never fun. The stress, the confusion, the long hours waiting at the airport — it can be extremely frustrating and even cause you to miss out on pre-planned tours, events, and other time-sensitive engagements at your destination.
Generally, you are eligible for flight delay compensation from Rwandair Express if you are departing from an EU airport, and if you are delayed by more than 3 hours. Depending on the length of the delay and the distance traveled, you can get up to $700 in compensation.
You are also entitled to receive care including free food, refreshments, and, during lengthier delays, a hotel room, as well as free transfers to and from the airport.
However, not all Rwandair Express flight delays are eligible for compensation. One notable exception is in cases known as extraordinary circumstances, which include bad weather; as well as health, safety, or security threats; and airport personnel strikes and political unrest. In these cases, Rwandair Express might have no choice but to delay the flight to ensure the safety of its passengers.
Learn more about flight delays here.
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You can get up to $700 in Rwandair Express flight cancellation compensation, provided that your flight was canceled less than 14 days before you were set to depart, and that the airline was considered responsible for the issue. The flight must also have been scheduled to depart from an EU airport. You can check what is covered in the table below.
If you think you're eligible for Rwandair Express flight cancellation compensation, be sure to hold onto all of your flight documents. Remember that you have the right to care — which means that the airline must provide you with necessary food, refreshment, and lodgings while you wait for your replacement flights.
You are entitled to a replacement flight to your final destination free of charge — if you choose to travel. Otherwise, you also have the option to ask for a refund.
There are exceptions to receiving compensation, however — if your replacement flight arrives at a similar time to your original arrival time, Rwandair Express is not obligated to pay compensation. You only receive compensation for lost time.
Learn more here.
|Covered by EC 261|
|Flights departing EU airports||✔️ Yes|
|Flights arriving at EU airports||❌ No|
Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261
If your disrupted flight meets all the requirements of EC 261, you can expect to receive up $700, depending on the travel distance of your flight. However, there may be a few exceptions, so be sure to check with our Compensation Checker. You can claim for flights that occurred in the past 3 years.
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Regional Air Services reimbursment
Med View Airlines reimbursment
United Airlines reimbursement
Bluebird Cargo reimbursment
Air Mediterranean reimbursment
Red Wings Airlines reimbursment
Eagle Air reimbursment
Enter Air reimbursment
Titan Airways reimbursment
ANA & JP Express reimbursment
Air China reimbursment
Tag Airlines reimbursment
TAAG Angola Airlines reimbursment
Neos Air reimbursment
Plus Ultra Lineas Aereas reimbursment
Japan Airlines reimbursment
JetBlue Airways reimbursment
Kuwait Airways reimbursment
Cape Air reimbursment
Olympic Air reimbursement
Transmile Air reimbursment
Airbus Transport International reimbursment
Empire Airlines reimbursment
Air Explore reimbursment
Sun Country Airlines reimbursment
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