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Arik Air Delayed or Cancelled Flight compensation and refund

Arik Air owes other passengers up to €600 in compensation for Arik Air cancelled and delayed flights.

Do you want to know more how to claim compensation from Arik Air and what to do in such cases?

Arik Air doesn’t want you to know your passengers rights, but our team put together all information you need to know to get paid from Arik Air.

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Last Updated: June 06, 2024

Arik Air Delayed or Cancelled Flight compensation and refund

It's everyone's dreaded travel scenario: you buy a ticket from Arik Air, show up, and discover that your flight is delayed, cancelled, or worse. Or you find that the flight is fine, but you or an immediate family member are denied boarding. What are your rights? Are you due compensation?

You could receive up to €600 from Arik Air. We here at AirAdvisor make claiming compensation easy.

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If you've had a cancelled or delayed flight and are looking for information about a refund or Arik Air flight compensation, we are here to help. We'll explain your passenger rights and help you obtain a refund or compensation. Submit a complaint to Arik Air and receive as much as €600 per passenger. Use our free Compensation Calculator to find out much you are owed and to start your Arik Air claim. You don't need to be an expert on Arik Air refund policy or cancellation policy to receive your money back.

What Are My Passenger Rights in Case my Arik Air Flight Was Cancelled or Delayed?

According to EU law your rights include:

  • up to €600 compensation which is not reliant on ticket price
  • Includes disrupted Arik Air flights up to 3 years old
  • Covers flights that were delayed at least 3 hours, cancelled, or overbooked

 

What Should I Do in Case of Cancellations or a Arik Air Delayed Flight?

  • Confirm the reason for the delay or cancellation.
  • Collect proof: photos, receipts of expenses, Arik Air booking number, vouchers, etc.
  • Insist on your basic benefits and services at the airport.
  • Check your eligibility for compensation with our free online compensation calculator.

 

Arik Air Flight Compensation Claims

As a passenger, you may be entitled to compensation if the following have occurred:

  • Flight delay: If your flight arrived 3+ hours late at your final destination.
  • Arik Air Cancel Flight: if Arik Air cancelled your flight and informed you less than 14 days before departure.
  • Overbooking: If you have been denied boarding due to overbooking.
  • Missed connecting flight: If you missed a connecting flight due to a delay in one of the legs and you arrived at your destination 3+ hours late.

 

Arik Air Flight Cancellations: When are they Liable?

When Arik Air can escape liability: Arik Air claims if a flight was cancelled due to events outside of its control; for example bad weather, or issues at the airport. Such events are typically called extraordinary circumstances and in such cases, you are not entitled to a Arik Air missed flight refund.

All airlines will generally try to book you on the next available flight at no additional charge, in the case of cancelled flights. You may agree to the proposed flight or request another replacement flight, or demand reimbursement if you are not happy with any of the options proposed.

Note: If your rebooked scheduled departure arrives at a similar time to your original departure time, you're not entitled compensation. The law is fair and allows airlines not to pay compensation if you can reach your destination with minimum inconvenience. In most cases, passengers who have a cancelled flight will have valid claims for a Arik Air flight compensation.

An airport employees’ strike is beyond anyone's control. Learn more about cancellation compensation.

When Arik Air cannot escape liability: When Arik Air cancel flights, EU 261 Regulation on air passenger rights are clear: You must be put on an alternative flight or provided with a full flight refund.

Also, if you were notified about the flight cancellation less than 14 days before your date of departure, you may be able to receive up to €600 per person in compensation. Additionally, you may receive Arik Air flight delay compensation if you arrived 3+ hours later than the scheduled arrival time of your initial flight.

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Arik Air Flight Refund policy

A flight compensation and a refund are two different things. Regulations allow you to receive both: a cancellation refund and compensation.

In case of a cancellation, an airline will try to re-book you on the similar flight, but if that becomes impossible, a cancellation refund will be a full cash refund. Generally, your claim would succeed, providing there were no extraordinary circumstances beyond airline control.

If Arik Air cancels your flight to extraordinary circumstances (such as Covid travel restrictions or a serious illness) and you were offered no replacement flight, you can obtain a ticket refund in full, since your flights booked were not available.

Types of ticket refunds: A full refund must be in cash or credit. Vouchers are allowed only if you specifically agree to it. We do not recommend accepting vouchers due to short expiry dates and potential restrictions on redemption.

Note: If Arik Air offers a replacement flight with approximately the same arrival time and you decide not to take it, there is a possibility of you losing the right to get both compensation and a ticket refund. 

Rule of thumb: you can generally reject alternative flights and receive a refund in full, if a new replacement flight arrives 3+ hours later from your initial scheduled arrival time.

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Arik Air Flight Delay Compensation

While all airlines attempt to operate on time, sometimes delays happen. EU regulation 261 (EU 261) protects passengers in cases of flight delays.

According to EC 261, if your flight arrives later than 3 hours at your final destination, you may be eligible to file a Arik Air delayed flight compensation claim form to receive up to €600 as a flight refund.

Exclusions: Arik Air delayed flight compensation will not be enforceable in case of extraordinary circumstances. If the flight departure time is delayed because of bad weather or any airport related disruption, that is considered an extraordinary circumstance. Technical problems, airline staff strike, or operational problems are not valid reasons for rejected compensation claims.

Tip: accepting vouchers or signing release paperwork will result in losing the right to compensation. 

Learn more about passenger rights to Arik Air delay compensation and how to demand Arik Air claim compensation.

 

What is the Time Limit for Compensation Claims?

You have up to six years to contact Arik Air and collect your compensation and ticket refunds.

How to Claim Compensation for a delayed flight Arik Air?

We advise you to use our free flight delay compensation calculator for further information. It takes only a couple of minutes to input basic information about your flight. Our calculator will inform you if you are eligible for compensation and exactly how much.

EU 261 Compensation Claim: How Much Can You Get?

Distance Compensation: All flights under 1,500 km Up to €250 per person

Arik Air Internal flights over 1,500 km Up to €400 per person

Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 km Up to €400 per person

Arik Air international flights over 3,500 km Up to €600 per person

Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261. To get calculate how much compensation is owed to you, please use our free compensation check.

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Common questions: Compensation Claims and Refunds

What to do when your Arik Air flight is cancelled?

Confirm the reason for a flight cancellation with the airline ticket desk. Also, collect receipts for any additional expenses for reimbursement later. Ask the airline to provide food and refreshments for a delay of 3 hours or more. If your replacement flight is departing the next day, the airline must provide hotel accommodation and transportation. Finally, use our free online compensation calculator to check if you are eligible for compensation and submit a Arik Air refund for cancellation.

What if I cancel my Arik Air flight? Can I get a refund?

If Arik Air cancels the flight, they must refund the price of ticket to passengers. But if you decide to voluntarily cancel your scheduled flight, you are not entitled to a refund. Arik Air cancellation policy is restrictive, unless you have a flexible fare, which allows you to reschedule your flight to a later date with minimal cost.

Note: regardless of ticket type, passengers have the right to request a refund amount for airport taxes and fees as part of a cancellation refund.

Do I also get my money back for the Arik Air cancelled a flight due to Covid-19?

If Arik Air cancelled a flight due to Covid-19, passengers are entitled to a reimbursement as part of flight cancellation rights. If Arik Air attempts to reimburse your cancelled flight with a voucher, we do not recommend taking it. Instead, apply for a refund. If your refund claim is rejected, AirAdvisor can help enforce your claim through our external lawyers.

Can I Get a Arik Air Refund?

If you were to cancel your flight independently, yet booked an inflexible, non-refundable fare, then you may not be able to receive a reimbursement. However, if Arik Air cancelled your journey for causes beyond your control - such as bad weather or another issue regarding their operations – EU law provides you with right to receive a refund of the ticket value unused.

How many hours for flight delay to be eligible for Arik Air compensation?

If your flight is delayed by 3 hours or more at the final destination airport, you may be able to claim compensation. The calculation of delay and compensation can be complex and may depend on factors such as the length of delay and flight distance. AirAdvisor website will allow you to check if your Arik Air flight is eligible for compensation.

How long does it take to get Arik Air flight delay compensation?

According to EU Regulation EC 261 compensation must be paid within a month of the delayed flight. However, it is not uncommon for airlines such as Arik Air to take much longer to process, sometimes taking 2-3 months. It is possible that Arik Air may attempt to prolong or overlook requests for compensation expecting that many travellers will not do anything to enforce passenger rights. Our team at AirAdvisor knows how to make airline pay compensation and we will save a lot of your time and headache doing it for you.

How to claim Flight Delay Compensation with Arik Air?

Let AirAdvisor help you with your claim for airline delay or cancellation compensation. Our team of experts are well-versed in the process, and will work diligently to ensure that you get the money you deserve. Get in touch today to learn more about how we can assist!

How much compensation for Arik Air delayed flight can you get?

Whether flying within Europe for flights under 1,500 km or further abroad for distances of up to 3,500 km and beyond - you can receive flight compensation up to €250 (£205) per person. For EU trips over the length of 1,500km your reimbursement may reach €400 (£330), while international flights between 1,500 km and 3,500 km could be eligible for a compensation worth €400 (£330). The longest journeys (more than 3, 500 km) can get you a compensation of up to €600 (£520).

How Much Time Do I Have to Make My Claim againt Arik Air?

The statute of limitations for filing a compensation claim can vary depending on local laws, but as a general guideline, travelers have up to three years from the date of their flight to take action. However, it's always best to check the laws of country of arrival or departure. Our smart system on the AirAdvisor website can quickly and easily determine your claim's eligibility in just a few minutes. Additionally, it will also check if your Arik Air claim is time-barred or not, which means it will check if your claim is outside the time limit for filing it.

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