The ECJ says long-delayed passengers should be recompensed as generously as those whose flights were cancelled.
But Association of European Airlines (AEA) has told the BBC it cannot accept a ruling that could cost operators millions of pounds.
AEA spokesman David Henderson said the ECJ judgement was “shocking”.
A ruling from the EU’s highest court in Luxembourg three months ago said air travellers were entitled to the same levels of compensation as those whose flights never took off. Read more….