FEA Allowed to Re-organize, Declaration of Prepaied Tickets About to Begin
Far Eastern Air Transport Corp.(FEA) has been fully grounded(1) since the middle of May of last year. Recently, FEA has been permitted to reorganize the company. Kinmen County government will investigate whether residents possess unused tickets, and the government will send the survey data to FEA, so as to be included in re-declaration(2) claims.(3) One of the travel agencies in Kinmen reminds people who have unused tickets to advance(4) re-declaration claims before 5 p.m. on 28th, May so that consumers' rights can be maintained.
Kinmen County Transportation and Tourism Bureau said that FEA suspended the operation since 13th May, 2008 because of financial problem. Owing to that there were a large number of pre-booked tickets, and the Kinmen County government estimated that there were approximately six thousand people who possessed unused tickets. The sum of unused tickets was about 17 thousand, and the cost was estimated to be more than 20 million dollars. The right of consumers was severely damaged.
In order to safeguard residents' right, Kinmen County government has sent the information of owners who had unused tickets to Consumer Protection Commission, Executive Yuan in 20th May, 2008, seeking help to ask FEA fulfill obligation. Now, the court ruled that the reorganization of FEA is permitted. Kinmen County Transportation and Tourism Bureau said that for the sake of maintaining residents' consumer right, it is advised that FEA include residents who had unused tickets in re-declaration claim so that creditors' right can be maintained.
One of the travel agencies in Kinmen reminds people who have unused tickets of FEA can go to the original travel agency or log in the information on the internet, in order to print the tickets of prove. The travel agency said that the content ruled that the regulations of creditor's re-declaration claims are as follows:
1.Declaration time: from 1st May to 5 p.m. on 28th May.
2.Declaration place: No.5, Alley 123, Lane 405, Dunhua N. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City 10548, Taiwan (FEA business branch)
3.Creditors who were not declared cannot make a claim or exercise their rights according to the process of reorganization.
4.No matter the refund is done or not, each travel agency should open tickets of prove to tickets owners in accordance with booking details. Tickets owners should mail booking details and copies of ID card with double registered to FEA branch or take the documents to the location in person.