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Air Travel (Customers' Compensation)

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 11 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the air travel organisers who would qualify for their customers to be reimbursed under the terms of Clause 2(5) of the Air Travel Reserve Fund Bill.

Subject to the provisions of Clause 2(1) of the Bill, customers of the following air travel organisers, if they incurred losses or liabilities in connection with an overseas surface travel contract, could come within the scope of Clause 2(5):

  • Clarksons Holidays Limited.
  • Halcyon Holidays Limited.
  • Airfair Limited.
  • Apal Travel Limited.
  • Kentways Limited.
  • Tabberer Travel Agency Limited.
  • P. Thornes Electrical (Europe) Ltd.

These air travel organisers are known to have been unable to perform overseas travel contracts before 6th February 1975.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the air travel organisers who would qualify for their customers to be reimbursed under the terms of Clause 2(4)(b) of the Air Travel Reserve Fund Bill.

The failure of one air travel organiser is known to have occurred in circumstances which would bring its customers within the scope of Clause 2(4)(b) of the Bill, namely, Columbia Air Charter and Tour Brokers Limited—trading as Western Jet.