The Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents of the Czech Republic

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The Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents of the Czech Republic
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The Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents of the Czech Republic
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The Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents of the Czech Republic
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The Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents of the Czech Republic
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The Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents of the Czech Republic

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Final Landing of Cyprus Airways

On Friday 9 January 2015, the Board of Cyprus Airways decided to suspend operations following the order of the European Commission (DG Competition) to recover incompatible state aid from the national air carrier.

 
 
ECTAA welcomes the adoption of emergency measures by the Cypriot government and main stakeholder of the national flag carrier to provide passengers with alternative tickets and routings. This is a positive change compared to the passengers of the airlines Spanair and Malev, which ceased operations at the beginning of 2012, where passengers were not provided with the same assistance and where some are still waiting to be refunded today.
 
 
This unfortunate case once again stresses the fact that there is no protection for passengers within the EU when an airline suspends operations in particular in the case of financial failure. While a similar protection is already in place for citizens travelling under a package travel contract with a tour operator, ECTAA and its 32 Members Associations deplores the reluctance of the EU legislator to adopt an appropriate legislation to protect EU air passengers.
 
In the last decade there have been more than 96 European airlines which have filed for bankruptcy, each time leaving thousands of passengers stranded and even more airline customers with no hope of getting a refund for their prepaid tickets.
 
ECTAA urges the European legislator to translate the European Parliament resolution of 25 November 2009 on passenger compensation in the event of airline bankruptcy into a mandatory legislation. The European Parliament has proposed a specific amendment to the legislative proposal revising the air passenger rights, entitling passengers to re-routing or refund in case an airline goes bankrupt, is suspended or ceases operations. Unfortunately this amendment is not supported by the Commission nor the Member States.
 
Said Lars Thykier President of ECTAA. “After the financial failures of SPANAIR, MALEV and many other airlines, with tickets worth millions of Euros non-refunded, the unfortunate situation of Cyprus Airways highlights once again the absolute need for a European scheme to protect air travellers.”
 
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ECTAA regroups the national associations of travel agents and tour operators of 30 European
countries, of which 26 are within the European Union, and represents 80.000 enterprises.

16.02.2015

ACCKA representatives participated the 117th ECTAA semi-annual meeting in Kuala Lumpur

AČCKA representatives participated meeting of ECTAA which was held from 7th to 8th May 2018 in Malaysia.

21.05.2018

ECTAA calls on the EU regulator to effectively protect EU passengers against airline insolvencies

Following the record number of airline failures in 2017, ECTAA calls on the EU Commission to introduce an efficient mechanism to protect EU passengers against airline insolvencies.

07.03.2018

ACCKA attended the 115th ECTAA semi-annual meeting in Portugal

AČCKA representatives participated in the spring meeting of ECTAA which took place from 31st May to 2nd June 2017 in the Portuguese university city of Coimbra.

09.06.2017

Security Union: Commission proposes a European Travel Information and Authorisation System

The Commission is proposing to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers.

24.11.2016

IATA Warning: Fraudulent Emails

Find here a communication from IATA regarding the circulation of fraudulent emails.

24.11.2016

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