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AirHelp is the world's largest advocate for air passenger rights.

From our foundation as a startup in 2013, AirHelp has grown into the world’s largest air passenger rights advocate. We’ve helped countless passengers through our fight for justice.

We make claiming compensation straightforward for travelers who are unsure of their rights, lack the time, or lack the expertise to embark on the claims process themselves. To be able to do this, we continuously invest in data and cutting-edge technology to power our easy-to-use website and make our customers’ claims even smoother.

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We speak 16 languages, and our global staff of over 350 includes the world’s largest team of lawyers specialized in air passenger rights. Combined with local knowledge from a network of law firms across 30 countries, we are uniquely placed to help air passengers all around the world — standing up to airlines at court and campaigning for national governments to introduce fair air travel rights.

If you're talented, determined, and dedicated, we'd love you to join us.

The story of AirHelp

How it all started

AirHelp is founded

AirHelp's story began when our founder, Henrik Zillmer, had a terrible experience with a delayed flight between Bali and Denmark.

Frustrated by how little assistance was available, he put his entrepreneurial mind to the problem, and concluded technology could be used to help many more passengers than the existing outdated systems. 

So he teamed up with Nicolas Michaelsen and Greg Roodt in order to shake up the industry and ensure future passengers wouldn't be in the same predicaments.

The result is AirHelp. We were founded in 2013, and were almost immediately selected for the prestigious start-up incubator Y-Combinator's class of 2013. Our ambitions, just like the number of people we've helped, have only been growing since then. 

AirHelp score is launched

AirHelp Score is the most comprehensive, data-based evaluation of airlines and airports, rating them on service quality, on-time performance, claim processing, and food and shops – taking into account flight and after-flight services.

To create this ranking, AirHelp uses top data sources, including its database of flight statistics - which is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world - tens of thousands of customer opinions, and its own experience in helping passengers.

The creation of Herman, the world's first AI lawyer

There are many different variables, rules, and factors that must be considered when a claim is processed at AirHelp. Proving the eligibility of a claim is a finely tuned balancing act that is extremely time-consuming, brain-taxing, and sometimes frustrating. That’s why we thought to ourselves – Wait! We are already developing such great legal tech, what if we could create AI to do the groundwork for us? Imagine that, AI lawyers assisting human claim agents. That's how Herman was born.

AirHelp today

Since 2013, AirHelp has helped more than 16 million air passengers around the world in 16 languages. After years of helping travelers fight for their air passenger rights under European law, we are expanding to enforce passenger rights under other global legislations, starting with Brazil. Our success is fuelled by our 750+ team members.

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