Despite the CAA’s intervention, some critics said the action was too little too late for the British public.
Rory Boland, editor of Which? Travel said: “Unfortunately, this intervention comes too late and may make little difference for the tens of thousands of would-be passengers whose flights are being cancelled at short notice.
“Some airlines have left themselves woefully understaffed to cope with the rebound in travel and it is unfair that individuals and families are made to pay the price with lost holidays and money wasted on travel and other expenses at airports.
“Travellers are enduring yet another holiday season in which their legal rights are being ignored by their airlines.