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XL Leisure (Ireland Limited) trading as XL Holidays Ceases Trading

Ireland West Airport Knock greatly regrets that tour operator, XL Leisure (Ireland Limited) trading as XL Holidays, has ceased trading with immediate effect.  The Airport was made aware early this morning that XL Leisure went into administration late last night. Ireland West Airport Knock continues to liaise with XL Leisure and the Commission for Aviation Regulation to provide information and advice for the Airport’s customers.

Ireland West Airport Knock would like to notify all customers that despite of today’s announcement, Concorde Travel will continue to operate the Bourgas service as scheduled for the foreseeable future. Customers who have previously booked to travel to Bourgas with can rebook with Concorde Travel by contacting (01) 7759300 and can apply to the Commission for Aviation Regulation for a refund on their initial booking with

We wish to advise Ireland West Airport  passengers who are booked on XL Leisure charter holidays packages and flights to, and from, the Airport to Faro and Bourgas of the following notice, as advised by the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR):-

CAR Notice                           Web site:

Customers Abroad

Commission will seek to make arrangements to allow the repatriation of customers who booked directly with XL Holidays and are currently abroad, to return home.

However such passengers who are booked to return home today, 12 September, should make their own way home and claim their costs from the Commission on their return, using the XL LEISURE CLAIM FORM, Click here to download the XL claim form

Customers who have yet to travel

Customers of XL HOLIDAYS, who have booked directly or via their travel agent, Who have yet to commence their journey will be unable to travel. They should make a claim to the Commission for a refund of monies paid and an XL Holidays claims form will be available on the commission’s site

Customers of other tour operators

Customers of other tour operators other than XL Holidays and travel agents should contact those companies directly for further advice.

For further information contact the Commission on +353-1-661-1700, or email

Information current as of 07:00hrs. - 12 September 2008


Ireland West Airport Knock will provide any further information on its website as updates become available.