Sunday, March 26

Airline passengers to be compensated for delays of 1hr+ on UK domestic flights under new Government plans – here’s what’s happening

Transport secretary Grant Shapps, who announced the plans today (31 January), said the shake-up will “aim to bolster airline consumer protection and rights”.

However, details are scant at this stage and it’s unclear whether the proposals will co-exist alongside existing rules on flight delays and cancellations or override them.

A Government consultation on the proposals will run until 27 March 2022, with a response expected to be published within three months. It isn’t yet clear when the plans will take force should they be approved.

For more information on whether you can get your money back – and compensation on top – following a delayed or cancelled flight, see our Flight Delays guide.

More information to follow…