Holidays 4 U enters administration

Brighton-based Holidays 4 U, which sold packages and flights to Turkey, has entered administration

Brighton-based Holidays 4 U, which sold packages and flights to Turkey, has entered administration

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A tour operator with 12,000 UK holidaymakers currently abroad has gone into administration.

Brighton-based Holidays 4 U, which also traded as Aegean Flights, sold packages and flights to Turkey.

Administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) would be responsible for getting home those already abroad as long as they had booked flights as part of a package holiday. These people are covered by the CAA's Air Travel Organisers' Licensing Scheme (Atol).

The administrators said that passengers booked with the company on future flights, including Wednesday night's flight from Manchester to Dalaman in Turkey at 9pm, should not travel to the airport and should refer to the CAA for more information.

The administrators added that the Atol scheme may also reimburse passengers who booked a package holiday and had not yet travelled. Passengers who booked through a travel agent were advised to contact that agent in the first instance.

The Atol website at www.caa.co.uk is being updated regularly to provide details of return flights for passengers currently on holiday.

Passengers who did not book through an agent but booked direct with the company are directed to the CAA website for more information on return flights if they are currently on holiday or for information regarding refunds.

The company has 18 employees and had an annual turnover of about £35 million.

Ian Oakley-Smith, joint administrator and director at PwC said: "The company has suffered because of the difficulties faced by the travel industry during 2010 and 2011, as a result of the economic downturn. The director has determined that the business is no longer able to trade and placed the company into administration.

"The company will cease operating with immediate effect. Regrettably most staff have been made redundant. We will be working closely with employees affected by this decision to ensure they receive the support they need during this difficult time to assist with their claims for redundancy and other compensatory payments."

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3:48pm Wed 3 Aug 11

P Barker says...

More bad news for Bouremouth Airport - another route & travel company gone. Obviously bad new for those who booked, but with the ATOL backing they should get there money back. I await the complains from passengers due to fly tommorow that no one would tell them whats happening, they've been abandoned etc. Its highly unlikely anyone from the company will be there as, for one they wont be paid to turn up for work, and two if they do, they will just get angry passengers complaining - an who whats (especially when you not getting paid)
More bad news for Bouremouth Airport - another route & travel company gone. Obviously bad new for those who booked, but with the ATOL backing they should get there money back. I await the complains from passengers due to fly tommorow that no one would tell them whats happening, they've been abandoned etc. Its highly unlikely anyone from the company will be there as, for one they wont be paid to turn up for work, and two if they do, they will just get angry passengers complaining - an who whats (especially when you not getting paid) P Barker
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4:25pm Wed 3 Aug 11

hampreston harriet says...

Have I missed something? There is nothing in this article that says the company uses Bournemouth Airport.
Have I missed something? There is nothing in this article that says the company uses Bournemouth Airport. hampreston harriet
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5:16pm Wed 3 Aug 11

MJD says...

hampreston harriet wrote:
Have I missed something? There is nothing in this article that says the company uses Bournemouth Airport.
Obviously you know very little about flights from Bournemouth airport.
[quote][p][bold]hampreston harriet[/bold] wrote: Have I missed something? There is nothing in this article that says the company uses Bournemouth Airport.[/p][/quote]Obviously you know very little about flights from Bournemouth airport. MJD
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5:28pm Wed 3 Aug 11

hampreston harriet says...

No, I don't - but I repeat: there is nothing in this article that says the company uses Bournemouth Airport.
No, I don't - but I repeat: there is nothing in this article that says the company uses Bournemouth Airport. hampreston harriet
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5:46pm Wed 3 Aug 11

bsjc1234 says...

Hi hampreston harriet, What people are not saying to you is that their airline "Aegean Flights" with flights to Dalaman use Bournemouth…well did. I do not know why the echo did not mention this in the article.
Hi hampreston harriet, What people are not saying to you is that their airline "Aegean Flights" with flights to Dalaman use Bournemouth…well did. I do not know why the echo did not mention this in the article. bsjc1234
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9:19pm Wed 3 Aug 11

UZZY says...

bsjc1234 wrote:
Hi hampreston harriet, What people are not saying to you is that their airline "Aegean Flights" with flights to Dalaman use Bournemouth…well did. I do not know why the echo did not mention this in the article.
Correct...they have been flying out of Hurn for a few months (Onur Airways)there is an arriving flight tomorrow but no departure....it seems the Echo havnt done their research.....more revenue lost by the airport,let alone those poor people who have lost their holiday.
[quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: Hi hampreston harriet, What people are not saying to you is that their airline "Aegean Flights" with flights to Dalaman use Bournemouth…well did. I do not know why the echo did not mention this in the article.[/p][/quote]Correct...they have been flying out of Hurn for a few months (Onur Airways)there is an arriving flight tomorrow but no departure....it seems the Echo havnt done their research.....more revenue lost by the airport,let alone those poor people who have lost their holiday. UZZY
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9:19pm Wed 3 Aug 11

UZZY says...

Correct...they have been flying out of Hurn for a few months (Onur Airways)there is an arriving flight tomorrow but no departure....it seems the Echo havnt done their research.....more revenue lost by the airport,let alone those poor people who have lost their holiday.
Correct...they have been flying out of Hurn for a few months (Onur Airways)there is an arriving flight tomorrow but no departure....it seems the Echo havnt done their research.....more revenue lost by the airport,let alone those poor people who have lost their holiday. UZZY
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