Ryanair is to lead European airlines in lobbying the European Parliament to derail plans for passenger compensation.

European Union transport ministers voted to set a minimum level of €250 ($250) for passenger compensation for cancelled, overbooked or seriously delayed flights, but the regulation can be blocked during its second reading in Strasbourg.

European Parliament sources say it is "probably too late" to change the proposal, and the group will probably attempt to block the plan, which needs majority support by sitting members. During December and January, attendance in the house is smaller than usual, which could make achieving 314 votes in favour more difficult. If it were voted down, Ryanair could have clauses on ticket price inserted during redrafting.

Source: Flight International