Caa News

Heathrow attacks CAA over airport charges

Heathrow attacks CAA over airport charges

3rd Oct 2013 Airline News

Heathrow Airport has hit back at the Civil Aviation Authority’s proposal that Heathrow should cap its landing charges so that they rise in line with inflation, stating that the cap could have “serious and far-reaching consequences” for passengers.

Holidays 4 UK collapses stranding 12,000

Holidays 4 UK collapses stranding 12,000

Brighton-based Holidays 4 UK has gone into administration, stranding as many as 12,000 holidaymakers overseas. Ian Oakley-Smith and David Chubb of PricewaterhouseCoopers have been appointed as joint administrators of the company, which also traded as Aegean Flights.

Dream Holidays goes to the wall in UK

Dream Holidays goes to the wall in UK

More than 2,000 holidaymakers have been hit by the collapse of Dream Holidays in the United Kingdom, with the Greece and Cyprus specialist ceasing trading earlier. Barnet, Herts-based Dreams had been trading as ‘Dreams and Holidays’, ‘Dreams and Travel’ and ‘My Dream Holidays’.

ATT pushed into red by Goldtrail collapse

ATT pushed into red by Goldtrail collapse

5th Jul 2011 Airline News

The Civil Aviation Authority has published its annual financial report for the Air Travel Trust, revealing an increase in the deficit to £42.3 million. The report shows that the ATT received income of £47.7m during the year ending March 31st; substantially from ATOL Protection Contributions for 18.5m ATOL protected passengers.

Crown Services UK ceases trading

Crown Services UK ceases trading

Crown Services UK – a London-based travel agency – has ceased trading with hundreds of customers left out of pocket. A Civil Aviation Authority investigation revealed the organisation had stopped operating “several weeks” ago, but had only now begun formal winding up procedures.

CAA: Third of UK flights delayed in late 2010

CAA: Third of UK flights delayed in late 2010

29th Mar 2011 Airline News

New figures from the UK Civil Aviation Authority have revealed some 32 per cent of scheduled flights were delayed in the final quarter of 2010. Airlines were quick to point to appalling weather and resultant airport closures – notably at Heathrow during the festive season – but the CAA argues not all delays can be attributed to this cause.