The CAA has started legal proceedings against Travel Republic relating to alleged breaches of the ATOL regulations.
The news came as the CAA said it was taking action against agents who had illegally sold flights of failed XL Leisure companies Freedom Flights and Pure Flights as part of packages (see separate story).
The action, which is also against the company's managing director Kane Pirie, is over claims that on a number of occasions throughout 2008, Travel Republic broke Regulation 3 (1A) (a) of the regulations.
Westminster Magistrates Court has issued 20 summonses against Travel Republic Limited and a further 20 against Pirie, following information from the CAA.
The first hearing date will be February 11.
Travel Republic was unavailable for comment.
The CAA's action was welcomed by TUI and the Travel Trust Association. See separate story.
By Bev Fearis
Friday, December 12, 2008