Claiming compensation for your Olympic Air flight delay
Olympic Air is a predominantly domestic airline operating in Greece. Unfortunately, like any other air carrier, their flights often experience delays and cancellations. If you have been affected by an Olympic Air flight delay or cancellation, according to European Regulation 261/04, you may be entitled to compensation of up to €600.
SkyRefund will make the otherwise overwhelming process of enforcing your rights effortless. After you have entered the details of the affected flight in our claim checker, we will determine whether you are entitled to compensation and take your case to Olympic Air to ensure that you receive your fair compensation. Since we operate according to a “No Win, No Fee” basis, we will only receive our 35% fee after we have successfully negotiated your compensation. For you, there is going to be no effort, no hassle, and no risk.
How much compensation are you entitled to for your flight delay?
Depending on the length of your journey and the duration of the delay you experienced on your Olympic Air flight, you may be entitled to:
|€ 250||€ 400||€ 600|
|Less than 1500 km||Between 1500 & 3500 km||More than 3500 km|
When can you claim airline compensation?
Passengers are entitled to delayed, cancelled or denied boarding compensation in the following cases:
Olympic Air Flight Delay
To claim Olympic Air delay compensation, your flight needs to meet two basic conditions:
You arrived at your final destination with a delay of three hours or more.
Extraordinary circumstances were not the reason behind the delay.
Airlines are not obligated to pay compensation if your flight was subject to extraordinary circumstances as they are beyond their capabilities to prevent.
Extraordinary circumstances commonly include:
Bad weather conditions
Control tower traffic restrictions
Union and airport strikes
Two important exceptions:
If your flight began and ended in the EU, the maximum amount you could claim is €400.
If your journey exceeded 3500km and your delay at the final destination was between 3 and 4 hours, the airline has the right to reduce your compensation by half.
Olympic Air Cancelled Flight
According to EC261, you are eligible to flight cancellation compensation if you have been informed less than two weeks before the departure of your flight. Please refer to the table below:
|Notice Given||Arrival at Final Destination|
|14 Days or More||No compensation|
|7-13 Days||Your alternate flight arrived at your final destination more than 4 hours late.|
|Less than 7 Days||
Your replacement flight arrived at your final destination more than 2 hours late.
Olympic Air Denied Boarding
If you were voluntarily denied boarding you could claim denied boarding compensation. It is a common practice for the airlines to overbook flights. When a flight ends up with more passengers than seats, the airline would ask for volunteers. Please remember that if you accept the offer from the airlne you lose your right to compensation.
About Olympic Air
Olympic Air is the private successor of Olympic Airlines, Greece’s state flag carrier for over four decades. OA inherited the latter’s operations and in October 2009 operated its first flight. Aegean Airlines bought Olympic Air, making it its subsidiary airline.
Today, the airline's main hub is Athens International Airport (ATH). Its fleet consists of 16 planes which serve predominantly domestic flights.
Olympic Air Rankings
Olympic Air has received an overall score of 8/10 from airline customer review aggregator Skytrax. This score reflects Olympic Air’s excellence in providing a comfortable passenger experience and the value, which their customers receive for their money.
Luggage and Fare Information
All Olympic Air passengers are allowed to bring one carry-on bag with them onboard. Their Flex fare also allows one piece of checked-in baggage up to 23 kg.