Advising on Financial Protection for Air Travellers
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.
The 2015/2016 Annual Report describes the Committee's work during the year up to 31 March 2016.The Committee awaits guidance from the Government on the effect of the Referendum result on the European Package Travel Directive and urges speedy clarification of the position in the interests of consumers and of the travel trade that serves them. The report also looks at issues that have had an effect on the travel industry during the year including geopolitical issues; and on the promotion by the CAA of the ATOL protection scheme via the ‘Pack Peace of Mind’ Campaign.Read the Press Notice and the 2015/2016 Annual Report.