European Union

EU May Get Involved in Airline Passenger Rules

Considering measures related to compensation guidelines for those who get stranded

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The European Union is considering beefed up measures to help stranded passengers get compensation and find quicker ways to get home.

EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas said Wednesday that a new package with improved measures would also boost carriers from the 27 member nations in global competition since consumers would be drawn to companies offering the best conditions.

"These rules only apply if you are on a European carrier. So my message is "Fly European," Kallas told reporters.