Business News Archive - September 13, 2008

By GARETH PARRY-JONES Hundreds of holidaymakers have been left up in the air after another airline went bust. Futura Airlines, which operates three routes from Humberside Airport, has folded due to rising fuel costs.

The demise of an airline flying out of Humberside Airport has disrupted the holidays of North Lincolnshire tourists. Around 100 holiday bookings to Spain with Thomson and Thomas Cook are likely to be affected.

By Martin Hickman Consumer Affairs Correspondent One of the biggest emergency airlifts of modern history was under way yesterday as the Civil Aviation Authority sought to help 85,000 holidaymakers stranded at resorts across the world by the collapse of XL Leisure.

By David Prosser The biggest passenger rescue in travel history UP TO 30 more airlines will go bankrupt before Christmas, the chief executive of British Airways warned yesterday, as the biggest rescue of stranded passengers in travel industry history began.

Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato said he plans to meet with Gov.

By SIMON CALDER Travel Editor ONE HUNDRED and one uses for an XL Airways ticket? In aeronautical terms, I can think of only one: to make a paper aeroplane. Luckily, in the early hours of yesterday, I stopped one click short of buying a worthless promise.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) officials are advising the public that construction to install new airfield safety equipment beginning Monday, Sept. 15, may generate some nighttime noise.

GETTING THERE The main approach for most visitors to Kenya is a direct flight from Heathrow to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta airport.

By Kirby Lee Davis Alliance Resource Partners LP will spend $265 million or more to open a new mine in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]