Ryanair appeals in cassation against an earlier judgment of a subdistrict court judge to award damages to some 1250 passengers. This claims claim organization Aviclaim Wednesday. The airline specifically sent three victims a summons to appear at the Supreme Court.

Earlier, the subdistrict court ruled that 1,250 passengers of Ryanair are entitled to compensation after the Irish company had to cancel hundreds of flights due to strikes by pilots.

On average, passengers were entitled to 318 euros per person, the claim organization says. In total that amounts to 400,000 euros.

Aviclaim calls it remarkable that Ryanair decides to go to cassation and not to appeal. In some cases, the compensation is high enough to appeal.

The organization also notes that passengers are specifically summoned. "So we had the passengers on the phone and they were quite shocked."