It is stated on the EU website that EC261 compensation is only offered if:

  • the flight starts in the EU/EFTA, or

  • the flight travels to the EU/EFTA and is operated by an EU/EFTA airline

However, in practice, several countries have started offering EC261 compensation independently from the EC261 rules.

Please list all countries offering this for reference.

  • Your statement above is incorrect. eg, all flights on EU carriers are covered, not just those where the journey starts or ends in the EU.
    – Doc
    Aug 19, 2019 at 0:09
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    @Doc Not what it says here europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/passenger-rights/air/… In any case, I don't know any EU airline with any route neither starting nor ending in the EU
    – Crazydre
    Aug 19, 2019 at 1:01
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    You want "EC261" rules or just similar rules? Canada, if I remember correctly, implemented something like that. Aug 19, 2019 at 8:41
  • There are many EU airlines which flight A->B->C, where A is in Europe, B and C large cities nor so far away, e.g. South America capitals, or Asia capitals. I do not know if they offer B to C (but 5th freedom of the Air is becoming more frequent). [interpreting "route" as "leg", not as "flight segment"] Aug 19, 2019 at 8:50
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi "Ec261" with e.g. the €250. €400 and €600 compensations
    – Crazydre
    Aug 20, 2019 at 13:43

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The non-EU/EFTA countries offering EC261 compensation are:

  • I'm quite amazed about this. Looks like many of the answers here covering issues at Istanbul airport and/or flying Turkish Airlines may not be quite exact. It would be useful to compare the local legislation with EC261 in detail. I've gone very quickly through the Turkish one and it seems to match at first sight (only noticed a different compensation for domestic flights), but I really didn't go into the details, and as we all know, the devil is in the details in these matters...
    – jcaron
    Aug 19, 2019 at 12:22
  • @jcaron To me what matters the most is the 3+ hour delay compensation, for which I got €400 from Pegasus for a wrongful denied boarding Istanbu-Bergamo
    – Crazydre
    Aug 20, 2019 at 13:45

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