• Below are the most recent decisions on Air Transport Licences, Route Licences and Scarce Capacity Allocation Applications following public hearings and written decisions without a hearing.

    Decision 1/2021

    Operating and Route Licences of Flybe Limited – Decision to Revoke by CAA: The licence holder has a right to appeal and this decision does not take effect until the period for commencing an appeal has expired (23 March 2021). In the event of an appeal, whether the Licences are revoked or not will be determined by the outcome of that appeal process. 

    Flybe Limited’s Administrators gave the CAA the following undertakings in July 2020 which remain in place: 

    “Until the CAA has confirmed in writing that the undertakings are released, Flybe [Limited] will not: 

    (i) take bookings or sell tickets for flights;
    (ii) request or accept payments of any kind from consumers in respect of balances for existing flight bookings unless those flights have been completed; and
    (iii) undertake any aircraft operation which requires a valid Operating Licence”.

    9 March 2021

    Decision 1/2020

    Operating and Route Licences of Flybe Limited: CAA decision 1/2020 has been withdrawn.  

    The Operating and Route Licences of Flybe Limited: CAA decision 1/2020 has been withdrawn due to the amendment to EU Regulation 1008/2008 dated 28 May 2020 which retrospectively amends that Regulation.

    9 July 2020

    Decision 1/2019 Operating and Route Licences of Thomas Cook Airlines Limited – Revocation: This decision has now come into effect following the withdrawal of the company’s appeal.
    Decision 1/2017  Operating and Route Licences of Monarch Airlines Limited – Revocation
    Decision SCAC1/12 British Airways Plc, easyJet Airline Company Ltd and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd - The allocation of Scarce Capacity between London and Moscow (Russia).
    Decision SCAC1/10 British Airways Plc, British Midland Airways Ltd and easyJet Airline Company Ltd - The allocation of Scarce Capacity between London and Cairo/Alexandria (Egypt).
    Decision SCAC1/09 British Airways Plc and British Midland Airways Ltd - The allocation of Scarce Capacity between London and Kiev (Ukraine).
    Decision 1/04 British Airways Plc, British Midland Airways Ltd and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd - services between the United Kingdom and India.
    This decision was subject to an appeal to The Secretary of State. The CAA’s decision was upheld.
    Decision WH1/01 British Airways plc and Airfreight Express Ltd for the London/Stansted - Atlanta route, Manchester - Atlanta route and New York - London/Stansted route.
    Decision 4/99 British Airways plc and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd between the United Kingdom and South Africa.
    This decision was subject to an appeal to The Secretary of State. The CAA’s decision was overturned.
    Decision 3/99 British Airways plc and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd for London – Shanghai route.
    Decision 2/99 Go Fly Limited and easyJet Airline Company Ltd for the London/Stansted – Geneva and Zurich routes.
    This decision was subject to an appeal to The Secretary of State. The CAA’s decision was upheld.
    Decision 1/99 British Airways plc and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd between the United Kingdom and South Africa.
    Decision 5/98 British Airways plc and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd for the London – Shanghai route.
    This decision was subject to an appeal to The Secretary of State. The CAA’s decision was upheld.
    Decision 4/98 British Midland Airways Ltd and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd for the London – Moscow route.
    This decision was subject to an appeal to The Secretary of State. The CAA’s decision was upheld.
    Decision 3/98 British Airways plc and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd between the United Kingdom and South Africa.
    This decision was subject to an appeal to The Secretary of State. The CAA’s decision was upheld.
    Decision 2/98 British Midland Airways Ltd and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd for the London – Moscow route.
    This decision was subject to an appeal to The Secretary of State. The CAA was directed to re-hear the case. The CAA’s subsequent decision is Decision 4/98.
    Decision 1/98 British Airways plc and British Midland Airways Ltd for the London – Warsaw route.