Aviation Minister Anthony Browne has promised an update on ATOL reform later this year.
Speaking to industry figures last night (Tuesday) at an event to celebrate 50 years of the ATOL scheme, he explained the Department of Transport (DfT) was working with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and all stakeholders to assess the options of the reform.
He said: “The sector does not stand still and ATOL reform will explore new ways to protect travellers.
“We will provide an update later this year on the reform.”
Earlier this month the CAA confirmed there would be a delay to the reform as it did not consult on final proposals at the end of last year as planned, saying the work is complex and it needs ‘more time to get it right’.
Anthony Browne was joined at the event held at the Speaker’s House at the Palace of Westminster by the Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hoyle and CAA Chair Sir Stephen Hillier.
Sir Stephen added the ATOL scheme will continue to serve as long as it ‘continues to adapt’ to rising consumer expectations.
“Yes there has been some delay, but it’s important we get it right,” he explained.