UK-based travel company Holidays 4 UK Limited, also trading as Aegean Flights, ceased trading on 3rd August 2011, leaving the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to step in to protect holidaymakers stranded abroad.
Holidays 4 UK Limited sold charter flights and package holidays to Turkey under ATOL 4097 from airports around the UK. The CAA will be arranging repatriation for all customers in line with the scheduled end of their holiday.
On their website the CAA say:
They “are working to ensure that all Holiday 4 U customers due to fly home as planned; they should therefore arrive at the airport in time to check-in for their flights home as normal. However, some flight changes may be necessary.”
“ATOL-protected customers of Holidays 4 U who are currently abroad and experiencing difficulties should contact the CAA for more information on 0044 (0)161 444 5810. Those with forward bookings requiring general advice about refunds under the ATOL scheme should go to the CAA website or can contact the CAA on 08444 933037.”
The website of www.aegeanflights.com confirms that the company has ceased trading. However, note that inserting a valid page address under the top level domain will still result in what seems a valid page e.g. www.aegeanflights.com/Cheap-Flights-To-Turkey.asp. That may confuse visitors who do not know the company has ceased trading.
The company held an ATOL and ABTA licence and had an annual turnover of £35 million.
They chartered aircraft and crew of Turkish airline operator Onur Air.
Last year Kiss Flights, Sun4U and Goldtrail all went bust in the space one month leading to a spike in air fares and holiday prices as people scrambled to get home or buy another holiday.
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