EC 261 applies to flights leaving Milan Malpensa Airport, meaning you could qualify for up to €600 in additional compensation from your airline if they delay or cancel your flight. The issue has to be in the airline’s control, and here’s all you need to know to file a claim and get compensated.


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What are Your Passengers Rights


Your rights depend on if you’re flying on an EU-based carrier. If you are, you’re covered under all circumstances. If you’re not, you’ll be covered only if you’re leaving from or landing to Frankfurt Airport, though you can always contact customer service to see what they can do for you. Under EC 261, you could receive up to €600.


Flight Delay Compensation

If your flight is delayed, take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay! There are fewer things worse than being trapped in the airport, but it will be okay. The airline will help you get to where you need to be, and once you get there, you may be entitled to additional compensation.

  • Flights up to 1,500 km: €250
  • Flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km: €400
  • Flights over 3,500 km: €600

Most airlines cannot issue compensation at the airport, so you’ll need to contact customer service for assistance.


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Flight Cancellation Compensation

If your flight is cancelled and you’re traveling through Frankfurt Airport, you should be covered under EU 261. If you’re at the airport, you should be entitled to care. Once you get to your final destination, contact customer service. They can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to under this powerful regulation.

  • Flights up to 1,500 km: €250
  • Flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km: €400
  • Flights over 3,500 km: €600

You can’t claim your additional compensation at their airport unless you’re canceled due to overbooking.


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What to Do in Case of Delays or Cancellations?


If you face a delay or cancellation when you are at Frankfurt Airport, the great news is that you will be covered under EU 261. Here’s what you need to do.


  • Take note of your delay, including when you were notified, the length of delay, and more. This will be important as the amount of compensation you receive is dependent on these factors.
  • If your delay is two hours or more, connect with customer service to receive care, including meals, hotels, transportation, communication, and more.
  • After you get to your final destination, claim your compensation. Provide all details to help make your case.



  • If your flight was cancelled while traveling through Frankfurt Airport, write down when you were notified, why your flight was cancelled, the delay it caused, and more. Anything that will be helpful.
  • Talk with customer service to get on a new flight. Don’t worry about EU 261 until you get to your final destination.
  • Once the dust has settled, claim your compensation. Depending on the circumstances, you could get up to €600.

The regulations vary, but the sooner you file, the better to get the compensation you deserve.


Recently Disrupted Flights in Milan Malpensa Airport


Date Airline (Flight number) Route Status Your compensation


About Milan Malpensa Airport



Milan Malpensa Airport is the largest international airport in northern Italy. Located about 30 miles outside of Milan, it serves Lombardy, Piedmont, Liguria, and the Swiss Canton of Ticino. It serves millions of customers each year and is the 20th busiest airport in Europe, the second busiest airport in Italy based on passenger numbers, and the busiest airport in Italy in terms of freight and cargo.

Milan Malpensa Airport is a hub for Albastar, Cargolux Italia, and FedEx Express. It’s also a focus city for easyJet Europe, Neos, Wizz Air, Malta Air, and Ryanair. It’s been in operation since 1910.


Milan Malpensa Airport Disruption Statistics


Year All Disrupted Flights Cancelled Flights Delayed Flights




When you are flying through Milan Malpensa Airport, if you face a flight delay or cancellation – as long as it was within the airline’s control – you qualify for compensation under EC 261. You can claim compensation to hold them accountable, but you have to file a claim directly with your airline to qualify. This page was updated on June 2023.


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