Romanian insolvent airline Blue Air wins in court against protection agency body
Romanian insolvent airline Blue Air won the lawsuit against the National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANPC) for the first fine of EUR 2 mln the company was given last summer, Ziarul Financiar reported. A second EUR 2 mln fine was issued in October for similar reasons.
ANPC fined Blue Air a record amount of EUR 2 mln in July for the first time for cancelling over 11,000 flights between April 30, 2021 – April 30, 2022. Blue Air claimed that the fine was illegal and discriminatory.
The District 1 Court decided on May 25 to reduce the fine to EUR 20,000.
ANPC issued a second EUR 2 mln fine for Blue Air, claiming that over 150,000 consumers from 23 European Union member states were affected.
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