Aviation: Travel Restrictions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of occasions where airlines have chosen to operate a flight contrary to Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advice in each of the last five years; and what assessment they have made of the impact on the rights of consumers or tour operators to receive a refund if they cancel their booking for the flight concerned.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The operation of flights is a commercial decision for individual airlines and the department does not monitor this. Where a consumer has cancelled a booking, their right to a refund will depend on the contract in place with the airline or travel provider. The Government keeps consumer rights under constant review and has encouraged industry to act fairly, particularly during this current crisis.

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