The Department for Transport completed the process of laying the Flight-Plus Atol Regulations before Parliament this afternoon and published the final regulations, confirming the April 30 start date.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is poised to follow up by issuing the Standard Terms for Atol holders.

The DfT confirmed its intention to publish the regulations before Easter earlier this week, insisting the government remains committed to the April 30 deadline for implementing Flight-Plus.

Abta has expressed “serious doubts about the feasibility” of the deadline.

A DfT spokeswoman said: “We fully expect to hit the deadline.”

CAA consumer protection group deputy director David Moesli acknowledged the deadline is tight, saying: “A lot of agents have decisions to take. The critical thing is working out the level of business that needs to be protected.”

The Regulations can be found here