August 31, 2008

Tourists Stuck in the Sun

MORE than 250 Irish holidaymakers were stranded in Majorca yesterday by troubled Spanish airline Spanair.

The passengers were expected to fly home to Shannon yesterday morning at 8am, but instead were grounded due to a technical hitch.

Earlier this month, another Spanair jet crashed on take-off at Madrid's Barajas airport, killing more than 150 people. It too had experienced technical glitches before taking off.

They arrived into Shannon safely yesterday evening from Palma airport. after tour operator Budget Travel organised alternative flights.

Meanwhile, some Irish customers of bankrupt transatlantic airline Zoom were still scrambling to find alternative routes home from Canada to Belfast after the airline went bust on Thursday.

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