Omega Travel has had its ATOL license suspended
OMEGA Journey has had its ATOL licence suspended, with the Civil Aviation Authority urging Brits to contact the corporate instantly if they’ve a reserving with them.
The corporate specialises in travels to the Far East and has branches in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Omega Journey has had its ATOL license eliminated
A Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson advised Solar On-line Journey: “We will verify that we suspended Omega Journey’s ATOL licence on September three 2018.
“Because of this whereas the ATOL is suspended, the corporate can not promote any ATOL protected holidays or flights.
“Customers who bought an ATOL protected journey earlier than the suspension could be assured that their journey is absolutely protected and are suggested to contact Omega Journey to substantiate preparations.
“We advise for patrons to contact the corporate if they’ve booked with them.”
The corporate’s web site is now displaying that holidays are unavailable to ebook
There have been considerations for the group’s monetary standing, nonetheless chairman of the Omega Group, Dr Mingliang Chen claimed that those that have already got holidays booked with Omega received’t miss out on them.
He advised Solar On-line Journey: “We’re not cancelling individuals’s flights and holidays. All tickets issued must be honoured by airways and guarded.
“Airways ought to have legal responsibility to fly our passengers and assist our passengers with date modifications and refunds.
“As a result of we can not entry the system, our employees will assist prospects to contact airways for his or her future journey.”
Dr Chen additionally advised us that the enterprise is “nonetheless operating”.
The corporate specialises in journeys to Far East locations like Singapore
He stated: “Though we aren’t reserving flights till we remedy the issues with the IATA we’re nonetheless working no-air merchandise.”
Since he advised us this although, all merchandise, together with no-air merchandise, have been faraway from the Omega Journey web site.
By regulation, each UK journey firm that sells bundle holidays and flights is required to carry an ATOL, which stands for Air Journey Organiser’s Licence.
If a journey firm with an ATOL ceases buying and selling, the scheme protects prospects who had booked holidays with the agency – ensuring they do not get stranded overseas or find yourself out of pocket.
It is designed to reassure customers that their cash is secure, and it helps prospects if their journey agent goes bust – corresponding to All Leisure Holidays ltd.
Although flight and resort and packages have now come down from the Omega Journey the web site, the warning continues to be the identical.
Whereas the corporate’s ATOL license has been suspended, its web site nonetheless states that it’s coated by ATOL.
The Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation (IATA) advised Solar On-line Journey: “IATA confirms that Omega Journey has been suspended from participation within the BSP.”
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The spokesperson continued: “IATA has had discussions with Omega with regard to the mandatory circumstances to be achieved by Omega to ensure that reinstatement within the BSP.”
Omega Journey has been operating since 1965 underneath varied names together with Far East Journey Centre, Finances Journey, Travelsky.co.uk and Chinese language Journey Store.
Solar On-line Journey beforehand revealed what to do about claiming compensation in case your flight has been cancelled.
Supply hyperlink – https://www.thesun.co.uk/journey/7191620/omega-travel-atol-licence-suspended/