Travel Republic has accused the Civil Aviation Authority of ‘misrepresenting’ the appeal verdict announced today at the Royal Courts of Justice.


The firm’s lawyer, Field Fisher Waterhouse partner Peter Stewart, disputed claims by the CAA that it had been given certification to take its failed appeal to the Supreme Court.


He said the CAA’s claim was “total fiction”.


“The CAA is misrepresenting this. They have to petition the Supreme Court to get leave to appeal. The Supreme Court gets umpteen applications every day, and they deal with issues like human rights.


“Travel Republic is delighted the CAA appeal has failed, and we are also delighted the CAA has been ordered to pay Travel Republic’s legal costs.”


He said it would take three to four months for the Supereme Court to decide whether to give the CAA leave to appeal.


“They’ve lost, we won, it’s as straightforward as that. They have not got leave to apeal, and it isn’t certain they will get it.”


“The CAA needs to think about what its role really is.”