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2009-07-22 10:03:00

BASINGSTOKE, England, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Travellers who protect themselves with AA Travel Insurance are now automatically covered for financial failure of the firms they book through.According to AA Travel Insurance, more than 50 holiday firms have collapsed during the past 12 months, dashing travel plans for thousands and leaving others to pay for extra flights home.Explains Christian Young, CEO of AA Travel Insurance: "Travel agents and operators selling package holidays that include...

2009-05-14 21:34:50

India's central bank in its latest survey lowered the country's estimated growth rate for the next 10 years to 7.5 percent a year from an earlier 8.8 percent. For the next 10 years, GDP is expected to grow at 7.5 percent, revised downwards from 8.8 percent in the last survey, the Reserve Bank of India said in its survey conducted every quarter of major macroeconomic indicators, the Press Trust of India reported. The bank noted the numbers in the survey were those of responding forecasters and...

2008-10-12 00:00:25

Airline failures, the credit crunch and a dismal airport experience have caused a sharp fall in the number of fliers from the UK. Martin Hickman reports Air travel is declining for the first time in almost 20 years, The Independent on Sunday discloses today.

2008-10-10 18:00:24

Opponents fighting plans for a 130ft extension to the main runway at Birmingham Airport have a second chance to voice their disapproval. Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has reopened public consultation on the contentious proposals for another 20 days.

2008-10-06 21:00:22

The carrier's load factor of 86.9 per cent was almost two percentage points higher than the same month a year earlier and better than the 84.1% seen for the last year.Passenger numbers rose 22.1 per cent on a year ago as Luton-based easyJet benefited from its acquisition of GB Airways from British Airways, as well as promotions and sales.EasyJet carried out heavy promotional activity in June and July with up to 20 per cent off two million seats - a strategy aimed at boosting traffic in the...

2008-10-06 09:00:33

British Airways has reported that its passenger traffic measured in revenue passenger kilometers decreased 4.8% to 9.29 billion in September 2008, compared to 9.76 billion in the same period of 2007.

2008-10-02 15:00:38

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland AIR NEW ZEALAND is on track to beat its full year, zero profit forecast for 2009 despite carrying fewer passengers in the first two months of its financial year, but analysts warn tough times lie ahead.

2008-09-29 18:00:29

By DAMON WAKE AIRLINE pilots warned yesterday that a serious crash was likely unless actionwas taken to stop members of the public shining powerful laser pointers into the cockpit of planes coming in to land.

2008-09-27 03:00:13

By Chris Fay THE population of the North is growing more slowly than other areas of the country, statistics have revealed.

2008-09-25 15:00:37

UP TO 20,000 Scots tourists have been hit by the collapse of a second travel firm in as many weeks. Some 2500 holidaymakers abroad and about 18,000 who have made advance bookings have been affected after budget package holiday firm Seguro Holidays stopped trading.

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