Supreme Court dismisses CAA/Travel Republic appeal

Supreme Court dismisses CAA/Travel Republic appeal

The Supreme Court has rejected the Civil Aviation Authority’s appeal against Travel Republic. CAA said it was disappointed and urged the government to reform the ATOL scheme as quickly as possible. “Today’s decision means that much-needed clarity will not be provided through the courts, making it more urgent to push ahead to reform the scheme, ensuring that people receive the protection they expect, and often incorrectly believe they are receiving,” said CAA Director of Consumer Protection Richard Jackson. Legal action between the two began last year when the CAA accused Travel Republic of a breach of ATOL regulations. The online travel agency had already been cleared by Westminster Magistrates Court and the High Court. “We are delighted this over-extended dispute has, at last, been brought to a juddering halt by the Supreme Court,” said Travel Republic Managing Director Kane Pirie. “The robust and unequivocal High Court decision earlier this year now offers the industry and its regulator undeniable clarity as to how to properly interpret the ATOL regulations and we trust it will be welcomed as such.”

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