Independent report

Airline Insolvency Review interim report

Interim report and initial conclusions of the Airline Insolvency Review, looking at how airlines can wind down with minimum impact on passengers and taxpayers.

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Airline Insolvency Review interim report

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Airline Insolvency Review – risk analysis phase 1

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Details

Following the call for evidence, discussions at the public evidence sessions and initial analysis, this interim report sets out the Airline Insolvency Review’s early conclusions, emerging thinking and next steps.

Findings of the review so far include that:

  • airline insolvency is not a trivial risk and has the potential to affect a large number of passengers
  • there is no one-size-fits-all solution to repatriating passengers when an airline fails, the best approach will depend on the airline and circumstances of the failure
  • the most effective option to repatriate passengers is to keep the fleet of an insolvent airline flying, however, this is not without considerable challenge, risk and expense

The interim report also sets out the programme of work the Airline Insolvency Review intends to undertake to inform its final recommendations later in 2018.

A risk analysis report, setting out analysis behind some of the graphs and data in the interim report, has also been published.

Published 12 July 2018