Attorneys representing one of the survivors of the recent Cork airport crash have said that the Manx2 airline should not renege on its responsibilities.
Mark Dickens, from Watford in the U.K., survived the plane crash in which six people died.
His solicitor, Stewart Law, has written to the airline requesting details of the insurance provision and an advance payment of more than £15,000. However, Manx2 representatives have said the airline is not responsible for such claims.
In a letter to Law, Appleby Soliciters for Manx2 said the airline had acted as "ticket provider or booking office," and that the terms and conditions of Dickens’ ticket reflected that Flightline BCN was the carrier.
The document added that the survivor’s claim should be directed to that company, which is based in Barcelona.
It added that the advance payment of £15,497 was "not payable by our client for this reason."
The law firm is seeking the compensation to cover the costs of transporting Dickens by aircraft from Cork University Hospital to the U.K.
In a statement, Noel Hayes, the chairman of Manx2, said that under the terms of the contract, the airline had chartered the aircraft from Flightline BCN.
"These carriers maintain full insurance at or above Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) minimum levels," the statement said.
"This kind of arrangement is common in the aviation industry and ensures the necessary cover for passengers and their families in the event of such awful circumstances."
Hayes added that Manx2 continued "to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives in Cork and to those who are still recovering from this terrible incident.”
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