September 9, 2008

Airline Jobs Go As Flights Resume Again

EUROPE'S largest independent charter airline announced yesterday it was cutting hundreds of jobs to try to stave off bankruptcy.

Futura International Airways - which owns Dublin-based Futura Gael - decided on the move after suspending all flights for 24 hours.

The action had sparked fears thousands of travellers would be left stranded around the Mediterranean.

But company executives insisted after a meeting at their Majorca HQ flights would return to normal today.

A source said: "Holidaymakers travelling with Futura this week are being advised to keep in touch with their tour operators to make sure they stay abreast of any changes."

(c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.