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 2013-14 Annual Report, the Committee highlights the relocation of Lowcostholidays, a travel company formerly based in the UK, to the Balearic Islands in Spain. It fears consumers are now increasingly unclear how their holidays are financially protected and what elements are covered if they purchase holidays from companies based outside the UK.Read the press notice or view the full report.
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.