Airline Transavia does not change the compensation policy for cancelled trips for the time being. The Air France-KLM subsidiary will continue to issue duped travellers with vouchers, a spokeswoman said.
The European Commission ruled on Wednesday that, despite the corona crisis, airlines should repay travellers if they are not satisfied with vouchers.
Airlines have barely been able to operate flights since the mid-March due to the pandemic, which means that they are now running out of cash.
“We are disappointed that the European Commission is not looking at the broad perspective.
We are forced by the situation to deviate, ”said the spokeswoman. She adds that recipients of a “corona voucher” can still request a refund after one year.
With the “broad perspective”, Transavia also refers to the interests of travellers.
According to the budget company, these have not been helped with a wave of bankruptcies in the travel sector once the demand for holidays picks up again.