The CAA can grant you an ATOL on the basis of your membership of a Franchise operating under the ATOL scheme.
The Franchise holder (known as the Franchisee) will have entered into an agreement with the Air Travel Trust and, as part of this agreement, the CAA can grant an ATOL to a Franchise member on the basis of its Franchise membership, subject to some other tests (see below). Bonds are not required to be provided to the CAA from Franchise ATOL holders as the Franchisee provides guarantees to the CAA instead. Franchisees will typically insist that their members provide protection via another mechanism, please contact the Franchisees for further details.
You will need to apply directly to the Franchisee in order to become a member. If you are accepted, you will need to make a further application for your Franchise ATOL.
Information about the costs of applying for a Franchise ATOL is contained in Table 3 of the document
CAA Scheme of Charges No. 286, available from the Official Record Series 5 page of this site.
We aim to ensure that the waiting time between the submission of the required information to the CAA and our decision is not more than eight weeks on average. Please bear in mind that you should send your application to the Franchisee first.
All ATOL holders are required to meet our
fitness and competence criteria. Depending on the size of your licence, you may be required to meet our
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