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Here, with our professional legal team, Click2Refund, we believe that all passengers should be treated equally and deserve fair compensation when their plans are disrupted due to airline inconveniences. EU air passenger rights allow you to claim refunds of up to 600 euros per person. Below, you will find what your rights are and how much compensation you are entitled to in case of flight delays.

The key thing to know is that, in case of Olympic Air flight delay or cancellation issues, the airline should either find you a new flight or offer you a full refund. Another important point to note is that the airline may also compensate you for the inconvenience caused to your plans. So, refunds and compensation are two different things, and you may be eligible for both.

EU regulations state that Olympic Air should pay passengers up to 600 euros per person when flights are canceled at the last minute. This amount of compensation also applies to flight delays of 3 hours or more. Last minute implies any flight cancellation less than 14 days before the scheduled departure.

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EU Air Passenger Rights

EU Regulation, EC 261, deals with flight troubles like delays, cancellations, and overbooked seats. It tells what help fliers can get from airlines in these situations and when they should get paid. Fliers can ask to be paid for old flights under EC 261, with claims often acceptable for flights in the last five years. Although it is five years in Greece, the time limit may differ in other EU countries. You can check our blog for time limitation in different countries.

The rule goes for all flights from European airports. Olympic Air, a European airline, gives fliers more rights under EC 261. Also, Olympic Air flights to Europe count, even if they start in non-EU spots.

Which Olympic Air Flights are Covered by EC 261?

Covered by EC-261
Flights departing EU airports Yes
Flights arriving at EU airports Yes

Olympic Air delayed flight compensation

Olympic Air is a domestic airline based in Greece. Like other airlines, they experience flight cancellations and delays. If you fall into the category of individuals whose plans are affected by delays under European Regulation 261, you are entitled to compensation up to 600 euros.

Click2Refund will facilitate your journey to getting your money back. Enter your flight details on our website, , and we will take on your case with Olympic Air.

Reminder: Olympic Air is not obligated to compensate you if there is a reason, beyond their control, for the cancellation of your flight. Reasons falling into this category include flight delays caused by bad weather, airport incidents, and strikes. These situations are characterized as extraordinary circumstances.

So, one of the conditions to be eligible for compensation in the case of flight delay is that your flight is delayed by 3 hour delay or more. When you've submitted a claim for flight delay, Olympic Air will verify the arrival time of the flight at the final destination because, for compensation claims, it's the arrival time that matters, not the departure time.

How to claim compensation?

To request compensation for a delayed Olympic Air flight, we recommend using our complimentary flight delay compensation calculator at Click2Refund website. Simply put some basic details about your flight, and within a few minutes, our free calculator will determine your eligibility for compensation and the exact amount you may be entitled to receive.

What is the compensation amount for Olympic Air flights?

You can see the amount at EU261 Compensation Table below:

DISTANCE Compensation
All flights under 1,500 km €250 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 km €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 km €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 km €600 per person

Olympic Air delayed flight compensation claim form

Want to know how to get compensated for your delayed Olympic Air flight? Use these two best practices:

  • You have the option to handle it independently. But that can be a time-consuming process. Be free to reach out to us, at
  • We'll assist you in obtaining your Olympic Air compensation more effortlessly. Simply register your Olympic flight delay via Click2Refund, and we'll handle the entire process for you. Just visit our website, input your details, share information about your Olympic flight delay, upload your boarding pass and a copy of your passport, and sign the claim online. We'll take care of the rest.

Olympic Air Flight Compensation Claims

Are you wondering if you fall into the category of passengers who qualify for flight delay compensation? Here is the answer. If the following occurs:

  • Delay - You can submit a claim if you have a 3 hour delayed flight. Use our delay compensation calculator with Olympic Air.
  • Cancellation - Passengers are allowed to file a compensation claim for Olympic Air canceled flight and their request will be fulfilled if the flight is entirely canceled in less than 14 days before the flight date.
  • Overbooking - Flight delay compensation in the EU can also be provided when from Olympic Airways flight is overbooked, and passengers are denied access.
  • Missed Connection - It is allowed to submit a claim for compensation for a delayed flight if you miss a connection due to a late arrival caused by the airline itself. Note that both legs of your flight must be under the same PNR number.

Compensation Payment

Compensation for canceled or delayed flights is available in various forms. It can be paid in cash, via electronic transfer, bank order, or bank check. Alternatively, compensation can be in the form of travel vouchers or services, with your signed consent.

It's important to keep in mind that it is your absolute right to choose the method of compensation payment that best suits your preferences. We strongly advise you to choose cash payment because other methods of payment (i.e. vouchers) may expire in a short time of period and you may not be aware of it.

Olympic Air claim processing time

According to the law, airlines are supposed to pay compensation for flight delays within a month. But with Olympic Air, it usually takes them around 2-3 months to check your claim and send you the money. Sometimes, they might even delay it further or just ignore your requests altogether, probably hoping you'll give up. It's frustrating when that happens, especially when you're dealing with the stress of a delayed flight.

But don't worry, if you're in that situation, Click2Refund is here to help you out. We'll guide you through the process and make sure you get what you're owed for the inconvenience you've faced.

Olympic Air Overbooked Flight Compensation

Olympic Air has certain protections against overbooking, no matter your destination. However, if you're traveling in Europe, your strongest option is to seek compensation under EC 261. Here's what makes you fit:

  • You were involuntarily denied boarding. This doesn't apply if you missed your flight or lacked the necessary documentation to board. The situation had to be beyond your control.
  • You didn't volunteer to give up your seat, typically in exchange for travel vouchers, miles, or other benefits.
  • Your flight either arrived at or departed from an EU airport.

If any of these situations apply to you, you can file a compensation claim.

Olympic Air reimbursement

If your upcoming flight gets canceled, you have a variety of options to consider. You can choose to seek full reimbursement for your ticket online, which encompasses all aspects of your booking.

Alternatively, you can opt to receive a Credit Voucher right away, usable for any future flight to any destination. Even if you decide not to use the voucher, you can still request a refund, whether for the entire amount or the portion you haven't utilized.

Just remember, you're only eligible for a cash refund if you haven't already received a Credit Voucher for your canceled flight.

Cancelled Flight Compensation

Whether you are in your hometown or traveling overseas, learning that your flight with Olympic Air has been canceled can be distressing, sparking many inquiries and worries. It is crucial to understand that Olympic Air will either arrange a different flight for you or offer a complete reimbursement. Nevertheless, flight cancelations can disrupt your travel plans significantly. It is advisable to check if you qualify for compensation from Olympic Air for the canceled flight to ease the inconvenience.

According to EU regulations, Olympic Air must provide compensation of up to 600€ per individual for sudden flight cancelations, which are defined as those occurring fewer than 14 days before the planned departure.

There are exceptions, however. Olympic Air may not be required to compensate if they manage to present an alternative flight with similar departure and arrival times as the original one. Specific criteria can be located on our dedicated page for compensating flight cancelations.

Additionally, airlines are not compelled to compensate passengers in cases of exceptional circumstances. This implies that if an unforeseen event beyond the airline's influence, such as severe weather or an air traffic control strike, leads to the cancelation, Olympic Air is not obligated to reimburse for the canceled flight.

Olympic Air Strike Reimbursement: Am I Excluded?

Qualifying for compensation after an Olympic Air strike largely depends on who caused the strike. Olympic Air might argue that strikes are considered 'extraordinary circumstances,' and therefore they do not have to provide compensation. Dealing with the airline in such situations can be complex, especially when trying to get more money back.

Luckily, our compensation advisor was established to help with this issue. To learn more about compensation for airline strikes, continue reading. Examples of strikes that usually do not qualify for financial compensation include: Strikes due to traffic restrictions set by air traffic control and/or airport staff, strikes by baggage handlers, strikes caused by political unrest, strikes due to severe weather conditions, strikes out of safety concerns, and strikes caused by labor disputes. Traditionally, airlines are not held financially responsible for strikes caused by airport staff or air traffic controllers (referred to as "ground staff").

These situations are seen as strike incidents that are beyond the airline's control. However, Olympic Air crew or staff strikes qualify for compensation as per decision of the European Court of Justice.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about Olympic Air flight disruptions

How long of a delay before compensation for Olympic Air?
If your flight is delayed by three hours or more, you might qualify for compensation comparable to what's offered for cancellations. If the delay stretches to five hours or more, you're entitled to receive a full refund should you choose not to proceed with your travel plans.

Does Olympic Air compensate for delayed flights?
Yes. Under EU regulations, your entitlements comprise:
- Compensation of up to €600, irrespective of your ticket cost.
- Applicable to affected Olympic Air flights dating back up to 5 years.
- Encompasses flights delayed by at least 3 hours, canceled, or overbooked.

How long does the Olympic take to pay compensation?
Olympic Air is required to address compensation claims within six weeks. If they fail to do so, passengers have the option to directly submit their claim to the regulatory authority in the country where the flight disruption occurred.

What is the Time Limit for Compensation Claims?
You have a period of five years within which you can claim Olympic Air compensation or seek refunds for your tickets.

About  Olympic Air

Olympic Air was founded in 2009 by Aegean Airlines and Marfin Investment Group in Greece. Athens International Airport in Spata serves as the main operating base for Olympic Air, a regional airline based in Athens, Greece. It remains a member of the Star Alliance network and operates as a subsidiary of Aegean Airlines. In addition to Athens, travelers can use Olympic Air services out of Rhodes International Airport and Thessaloniki International Airport. Dennis Malamatinas leads the company as the CEO. Its subsidiaries include Galileo Hellas SA.

With 16 aircraft in its fleet, the airline can be discovered flying to about 30 different locations across the globe. The average age of the fleet is 10.5 years. The youngest aircrafts are the ATR 42/72 at 2 years old. They rank 28 among 176 airlines operating this type of aircraft. The most common aircraft in the fleet is the Dash 8 with 10 of them at hand. They rank 37 among 117 airlines operating this type of aircraft.

Passengers who choose Aegean and Olympic Air are eligible to join the Miles+Bonus rewards program, which allows them to accrue points that can be exchanged for flights on this well-known low-cost airline from Greece. Acclaimed in the industry for their outstanding service, Olympic Air has won multiple awards.