Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Flybe claims to have become the first airline to offer passengers travel insurance that provides cover for delays and missed departures caused by snow and ice.
The 'Snow and Ice' cover includes refunds for passengers not being able to leave home because they are snowed in, as well as delays caused by road closures.
The policy, which is underwritten by Chartis, is intended to restore confidence in the travel market following last winter's widespread weather-related flight delays and cancellations.
While standard travel insurance provides cover for travel delays and missed departures due to public transport failures, Flybe claims this is the first policy to cover problems with private vehicles used to travel to and from airports.
The policy includes
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.