Xiamen Airlines flight delayed or cancelled? Get compensation and a refund!

Did you experience a Xiamen Airlines flight cancellation or delay? Even though Xiamen Airlines is a Chinese airline, you could be — under certain conditions — entitled to up to €600 in flight compensation and/or a refund! Our claim experts, with more than 10 years of experience defending air passengers' right to flight compensation, will handle the entire claim process for you. No win, no fee.

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Key Takeaways

  • Xiamen Airlines flight delayed by more than 3 hours? You could be compensated up to £520!

  • Was your Xiamen Airlines flight cancelled less than 14 days before departure? You might be entitled to both compensation and a refund of your ticket!

  • You can only claim compensation for your Xiamen Airlines flight if it departed from Amsterdam (only airport where Xiamen Airlines is flying in Europe)

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Xiamen Airlines flight compensation — what are my rights?

Because Xiamen Air is a non-EU airline, British and European regulations only protect your rights to flight compensation in limited circumstances.

To be eligible for Xiamen Airlines flight compensation, your delayed or cancelled flight must have departed from Amsterdam.

Unfortunately, when flying to the UK/EU on an airline headquartered outside of the UK/EU, your passengers' rights are not protected by the UK/EU legislation.

The table below contains additional information.

Type of flightExampleCompensation
Flying with a British carrierTokyo to London with British AirwaysYes
Flying with a EU carrierAmsterdam to London with KLMYes
Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier from the UKLondon to Tokyo with Japan AirlinesYes
Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier to the UKTokyo to London with Japan AirlinesNo

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Delayed Xiamen Airlines flight — get compensation up to £520. 

You may be eligible for flight compensation if your Xiamen Airlines flight departing from Amsterdam was delayed for more than 3 hours. However, compensation is only available if the airline is at fault for the delay. See "Extraordinary Circumstances” for more information.

To check if you are eligible for Xiamen Airlines compensation, use our no-obligation Claim Calculator. If you qualify, our team will handle the entire claim process on your behalf. We will even go to court to defend your rights and get you your money. We have over 10 years of experience and a legal success rate of 95%! No win, no fee.

Cancelled Xiamen Airlines flight — refund and compensation rules

Depending on the circumstances of your Xiamen Airlines flight's cancellation, you may be entitled to compensation, a refund, or both!

When can I claim compensation for my cancelled Xiamen Airlines flight?

You can claim compensation for a Xiamen Air flight if it was cancelled less than 14 days before the original departure date*, according to British and European flight compensation regulations.

Xiamen Airlines must be responsible for the cancellation; for more information on when the airline can refuse compensation, see the "Extraordinary Circumstances" section below.

*The right to compensation for Xiamen Airlines flights applies only to flights departing from Amsterdam.

When can I claim a refund for my cancelled Xiamen Airlines flight?

If your Xiamen Airlines flight was cancelled, you may be eligible for a refund if the following conditions are met (see the table below for more information):

  • The airline did not provide you with an alternative flight.


  • You were offered an alternative flight but decided not to take it.

Cancellation noticeAlternative flightCompensation
Fewer than 7 days in advanceDeparts 1h+ earlier or arrived 2h+ laterYes
7-14 days in advanceDeparts 2h+ earlier or arrived 4h+ laterYes
Fewer than 14 days in advanceNo alternative flight offeredYes + refund

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You could get up to £520 in flight compensation for your delayed or cancelled flight.

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How much Xiamen Airlines compensation can I get for a delayed or cancelled flight?

The amount of flight compensation is calculated according to the distance of your flight:

Distance of your flightCompensation
Flights shorter than 1,500 kmGet £220 per passenger
Flight between 1,500 and 3,500 kmGet £350 per passenger
Flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EUGet £350 per passenger
Flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU
Get £520 per passenger

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Extraordinary circumstances — can Xiamen Airlines deny me compensation?

Even if your flight was delayed by 3+ hours or cancelled at the last minute, Xiamen Airlines reserves the right to deny compensation if the disruption was caused by a third party or force majeure. Such situations are referred to as extraordinary circumstances.

Some of the most common extraordinary circumstances are:

  • Bad weather conditions, such as thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.

  • A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry (for example, a strike of air traffic control workers at a specific airport).

    However, a strike of the airline's crew is not considered an extraordinary circumstance!

  • Political circumstances, such as a terrorist attack or general security risk due to political unrest.

  • Natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.

  • A collision between the aircraft and birds or other foreign objects.

  • An ill or unruly passenger.

  • Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.

Airlines can sometimes claim that an extraordinary circumstance occurred, even when this was not the case! They do this in order to avoid having to pay compensation.
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How long do I have to claim my Xiamen Airlines compensation and refund?

Since Xiamen Air only departs from Amsterdam in Europe, you will only be able to submit your claim under Dutch law, which states that you have 2 years to claim flight compensation.

However, note that for other flights with other airlines, passengers can choose which legislation is in their best interest when it comes down to the time limit to claim flight compensation. Different time limits can apply to one flight:

  • The law of the country of origin

  • The law of the destination country

  • The law of the country in which the airline is based

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How long will it take to get my Xiamen Airlines compensation / Xiamen Airlines refund?

Flight-Delayed.com customers usually receive their money back within a few weeks or months.

If you submit your claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk, our expert team will keep you informed of important developments and will be available to answer any questions you may have.

How do I claim a Xiamen Airlines refund or compensation?

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