Passengers could face new flight levy to cover airline failures
get holidaymakers home when a carrier collapses
scheme (ATOL) scheme – is limited to those who have bought a package holiday.
with the "do it yourself" holidays, in which families put together their own packages
via the internet.
to overhaul the current scheme when he appeared before MPs earlier this week.
flights and accommodation has made the clear distinct between what is a package
holiday and what is not a package holiday much less clear".
would have added £1 to the cost of each trip.
Maxjet, Silverjet and Eos.
their tickets in the United Kingdom.
would be extended to cover people who bought a flight and one other component
– such as accommodation or car hire – from the same internet site or tour operator.
Transport Users Council.
for when a scheduled airline went bust. A levy would be the most practical way
of doing this.
have any protection or not.
an airline fails.
fares, but there is no guarantee they will next time."
to be included in such a scheme as charging passengers an additional fee will
put up prices for everyone to protect the minority affected by scheduled airline
failure,” a spokesman said.
to fund compensation for those who choose to travel on less established airlines.
the funding to provide protection against other airlines’ bankruptcy.