Official Record Series 3

Official Record Series 3

Offical Record Series 3

An updated edition of Official Record Series 3 has been published and comes into effect from 10 October 2013.

The ATOL exemption for sales departing from the Republic of Ireland (ROI) has now expired meaning that those firms selling flights or packages departing from the ROI must now obtain an ATOL. However, if the firm also holds a licence with the Commission for Aviation Regulation in the ROI, they will not be required to pay APC on these sales. Further details can be found in the press notice published in August.

Other changes include: 

  • an exemption from the need to issue ATOL Certificates for ATOL holders selling packages on a credit basis;
  • an amendment to some existing exemptions requiring those persons exempt from the need to hold an ATOL to declare that the sale is not protected under the ATOL scheme.

April 2013 Update 

The re-publication of the ORS3 in April 2013 included the addition of ATOL Standard Term 1.7B and a new Agency Term 12, both of which were implemented to ensure that the ATT is able to claim in all relevant circumstances in the estate of a failed ATOL holder.

These changes required ATOL holders to make an amendment to their terms and conditions with consumers and to their agency agreements. More details are available on the following link:

Action required of ATOL holders following these changes


Section 1.2 of the ORS3 includes the Exemptions from the ATOL Regulations.  In accordance with Regulation 11 of the ATOL Regulations any Exemptions granted by the CAA from time to time after publication of ORS3 are published on this website. 

Public Hearings

If in accordance with ATOL Regulation 57(3), the CAA is required to publish notice of the date, time and place of a public hearing the details would be published on the CAA website.