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Aviation Stakeholders consulted over CAA’s plan to reform Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing

The UK Civil Aviation Authority is inviting stakeholders to provide their views on the CAA’s intention to introduce changes to the ATOL – the authorities scheme to give financial protection to people who have purchased package holidays and flights from a member tour operator.

Aviation Stakeholders consulted over CAA’s plan to reform Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing
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  • May 13, 2021
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The main changes relate to how ATOL holders fund their operations and how the use of their customer’s monies should be considered within the regulatory regime.

The consultation document discusses the issues and invites comments on how the regulatory regime might change, but the CAA’s expectation is that any proposals for material change would be subject to a further round of consultation.

The document also makes specific proposals in respect of:

  1. A changed treatment of mandatory terms to be included in written agreements between ATOL holders and their agents, and
  2. Changes to the way in which SBA and certain franchisee ATOL holders report and pay their APC returns (per passenger charge payable by licence holders to the Air Travel Trust Fund, which becomes payable each time a consumer books a product covered by the license). The CAA will consider whether to introduce change in these two areas after considering responses to this consultation document only.  

You can read the consultation document here

Or download the link: 

ATOL Reform Consultation Document (April 2021).pdf

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