2 new preliminary rulings before ECJ

Two new preliminary rulings regarding travel law have been initiated before the European Court of Justice.One regarding interpretation of the PTD and the other of the Air Passenger’s Rights Regulation:1. Case C-134/11 (Blödel-Pawlik/HanseMerkur)Referring court:Landgericht Hamburg (Germany)Question referred:Does Article 7 of Directive 90/314/EECon package travel, package holidays and package tours also apply when the travel operator becomes insolvent because from the beginning with fraudulent intent it used all the money collected from the travellers for an improper purpose and it was never intended that the trip would be organised?2. Case C-139/11 (Cuadrench More/KLM)Referring Court:Audiencia Provincial de Barcelon (Spain)Question referred:Is Regulation 261]/2004/ECestablishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights to be interpreted as meaning that, as regards time-limits for bringing proceedings, Article 35 of the Montreal Convention, establishing a two year period, is applicable, or must some other Community provision or the relevant domestic law be regarded as applicable?Stephan

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