If your flight is canceled or delayed, it’s not the end of the world – but it’s especially frustrating when the airline is at fault. Under EC 261, you could claim additional compensation when traveling through Nice Airport. Here’s all you need to know to file a claim and get the compensation you deserve.

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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 Nice Airport

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About Nice Airport

Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, more commonly called Nice Airport, is an international airport that’s located 5.9 km outside the city. It’s France’s third busiest airport, handing millions of passengers each year. It serves as the principal port for passengers arriving in France from the Cote d’Azur and Monaco but also takes passenger and cargo flights to and from Europe, North America, and the Middle East, adding seasonal destinations throughout the year.

Nice Airport is a focus city for Air France, Air France Hop, and easyJet. It is made up of three passenger terminals, one freight terminal, and two parallel runways.

Nice Airport Disruption Statistics


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Nice Airport is a critical entry point into France and is covered under EC 261. If your airline delays or cancels your flight without proper notice or good reason, you could claim up to €600. It protects passengers and holds airlines accountable, but you must file a claim to receive compensation. This page was updated on June 2023.

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