The Air Travel Insolvency Protection Advisory Committee was established by the Secretary of State for Transport in 2000 to keep under review and provide advice to the Civil Aviation Authority, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust and the Secretary of State for Transport on the financial protection arrangements for air travellers and customers of air travel organisers. The Committee’s members include representatives of all the main travel trade bodies and independent and consumer representatives, as well as the CAA. The Committee meets at least four times a year.The Committee is chaired by John Cox, who is a past Chairman of the Air Transport Users Council and a former Member of the ATTC.
In the coming year ATIPAC will be discussing the current challenging climate and looking at all forms of financial protection for air travellers following the recent reform changes to the ATOL Scheme. .
In its latest Annual Report the Committee highlights concerns about changes to the European Package Travel Directive and urges the UK Government to ensure that there is no watering down of financial protection for holidaymakers, which is currently provided by the ATOL scheme and which has proved to be highly effective.Read the full report.
On 21st January 2015 the CAA confirmed the appointment of four new members to the Air Travel Insolvency Protection Advisory Committee. Read the press notice for further information.Membership criteria is agreed with the Department for Transport (DfT) and outlined in the Constitution and Terms of Reference.
Membership is by invitation and represents a broad spectrum of travel interests, from tour operators and retailers, to regulators and consumers.
The Air Travel Insolvency Protection Advisory Committee ("the Committee") is established by the Secretary of State for Transport to advise on the financial protection arrangements for air travellers and customers of air travel organisers.