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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

The Air Travel Trust Fund (“ATT”) is the primary source of funding when an ATOL holder fails. Monies from the ATT are used to meet refund and repatriation costs arising from a failure. The Fund is administered on behalf of the Air Travel Trust (“ATT”) by the Consumer and Markets Group (“CMG”) of the Civil Aviation Authority.

The Fund was established in the 1970’s by way of a levy on tour operators’ holidays. The levy ceased in 1978, after which the Fund’s only income came from investments while it remained in surplus. Following a number of large calls during the early 1990s the Fund had been in deficit since 1996. 

The ATT is principally funded by ATOL Protection Contributions (APC). The Civil Aviation (Contributions to the Air Travel Trust) Regulations 2007 enable the ATT to collect APCs from ATOL Holders for each person who books air travel covered by an ATOL. A commercial credit facility has been arranged to provide additional liquidity. In some failures the ATT may also receive recoveries, such as bond monies

Latest report and financial statements

The Air Travel Trust (ATT) has published its Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2022.