144. Advance payments.

144.     Advance payments.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/278, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

A Community air carrier1 must without delay, and in any event not later than 15 days after the identity of the natural person entitled to compensation2 has been established, make such advance payments as may be required to meet immediate economic needs on a basis proportional to the hardship suffered3. In the event of