Atol reform update to come ‘later this year’

Aviation minister Anthony Browne has revealed an update on Atol reform will be given later this year.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Department of Transport (DfT) recently confirmed a delay to any changes to the financial protection scheme because of the need to analyse industry feedback.

But during a gathering on Tuesday evening (January 23) to celebrate the scheme, which turned 50 last year, Browne said the DfT and the CAA were working closely on the next stage of the reform plans.

“We’ll provide an update later this year,” he told the gathering, co-hosted by Travel Weekly, at the Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster.

Speeches were also given by Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, CAA chair Sir Stephen Hillier and Travel Weekly executive editor Ian Taylor.

Hillier said Atol was a “fantastic brand” that has served travellers very well over the past 50 years, but it would continue to evolve and take into account “rising consumer expectations”.

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