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By Hamisah Hamid BOSTON: The growth in air passengers will slow over the next two years due to economic uncertainties but this is due to pick up in 2010, a global body of airport operators said.
By DAMIEN HENDERSON A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise awareness among holidaymakers of what to do if a tour operator goes bust.
By Lisa Smyth THE Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has called for an urgent change in the law to protect holidaymakers across the UK.
Most of the estimated 90,000 tourists hit by the collapse were covered by the Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (Atol) scheme run by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).But the CAA said yesterday that XL's Atol bond of about 42m was unlikely to be enough to cover the cost of repatriation and refunding.Consequently the CAA is going to have to dip into its back-up fund, the Air Travel Trust fund.It said about 55,000 tourists were covered by XL's Atol and a further 25,000 who travelled with XL...
By Robin Turner STAFF who lost their jobs when holiday firm XL collapsed plan to sue their former bosses, the Western Mail can reveal today.
By Shahid Naqvi Up to 1,000 people due to fly with travel firm XL from Birmingham International Airport this week had to cancel their holiday. The operator, which went into administration on Friday, was set to fly six planes charted from Air Malta from BIA between yesterday and Thursday.
By KRISSY STORRAR SCUFFLES broke out yesterday as holidaymakers remained stranded at airports following the collapse of XL. Other weary passengers slept on departure lounge floors as they waited to get back to Britain.
UP TO 1,000 holidaymakers due to fly with travel firm XL from Birmingham International Airport this week have had to cancel. The operator, which went into administration on Friday, was set to fly six planes chartered from Air Malta from Birmingham by Thursday.
An expansion of Exeter International Airport will only get the go ahead if it does more to limit noise and damage to the environment, Exeter City Council has said.
THE aviation regulator will continue to fly thousands of stranded XL holidaymakers back to the UK today after news broke of a second tour operator going bust. The Civil Aviation Authority said 22,090 customers of XL Leisure had returned to the UK on 94 flights.
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