Today airline Jet2.com filed an application to the Supreme Court to appeal the Huzar v Jet2.com case.
Last month the Court of Appeal ruled against the airline and in favour of Mr Huzar, finding that a technical problem cannot be considered an extraordinary circumstance under the terms of EC Regulation 261. When handing down their judgment Lord Justices Laws and Elias and Lady Justice Gloster denied leave to appeal.
In effect they are running an argument which has failed twice…Ultimately in this instance the losers are the passengers. For them, justice delayed is justice denied.
David Bott, Senior Partner at Bott and Co, the law firm representing Mr Huzar said: “It is disappointing that Jet2.com has decided to seek permission to appeal. Their submissions are largely the same as those which were unsuccessful at Manchester County Court and at the Court of Appeal. In effect they are running an argument which has failed twice and which has already been decided upon in separate cases in the Court of Justice of the European Union.”
“Ultimately in this instance the losers are the passengers. For them, justice delayed is justice denied.”
Read the full Court of Appeal judgment here.