Latest Aviation in the United Kingdom Stories

2008-09-11 15:00:26

By WILLIAM TINNING UP to 20,000 Scots tourists have been hit after the second travel firm in as many weeks collapsed. Some 2500 holidaymakers abroad and about 18,000 who have made advance bookings have been affected after budget package holiday firm Seguro Holidays, which has its main base at Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire, announced yesterday that it had stopped trading. The announcement follows the suspension on August 28 of all operations of transatlantic budget carrier Zoom Airlines,...

2008-09-11 12:00:27

THE punctuality of scheduled flights at Edinburgh Airport has improved, according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The number of flights on time - defined as early to 15 minutes late - has increased by three percentage points to 75 per cent in the second quarter of 2008. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-11 03:00:16

BRILLIANT WEEKEND customers who booked a flight-inclusive package covered by an ATOL licence should contact the Civil Aviation Authority for advice and refunds at www.caa.co.uk Customers who booked directly with the airline, and not as part of a complete package, should refer to their credit card company as they will not be covered by the CAA/ATOL protection scheme. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 00:00:20

By Jeeva Arulampalam THE International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the Asia- Pacific airline industry will see profit shrink 67 per cent to US$300 million (RM1.04 billion) for 2008. The region's contraction comes as the global airline industry is expected to post net losses totalling US$5.2 billion (RM18 billion) in 2008, roughly US$3 billion (RM10.4 billion) more then IATA's earlier forecast in June. The losses, driven by high oil prices and falling demand, are based on an...

2008-09-06 21:00:10

By John Collingridge City Reporter The group, which has an aviation services division and handles baggage at Leeds Bradford Airport, said full-year pre-tax profit rose 19 per cent to 131.1m in the year to June 28.A fourth quarter surge in bus and rail passengers saw the group capitalise on a trend towards increasing public transport use. Bus passengers were up 4.9 per cent in the fourth quarter."We have never been in better shape," said finance director Nick Swift."We saw an acceleration of...

2008-08-30 18:00:27

By Lucy Christie; Scottish Press Association Hundreds of travellers left stranded following the collapse of low-fare airline Zoom have been attempting to make their way home. The UK and Canada-based firm grounded flights on Thursday as they prepared to go into administration. Zoom, which operated from five UK airports, blamed financial difficulties on fuel bills as a result of the high cost of oil. Passengers on both sides of the Atlantic face spending hundreds on alternative...

2008-08-30 18:00:27

The collapse of transatlantic low-fare airline Zoom raises questions about customer compensation and the financial viability of airlines Question: Do all passengers who have paid for tickets for future Zoom flights get their money back? Answer: Possibly not Q: Who comes out best? A: Those who booked a Zoom flight as part of a package holiday are almost certain to be covered by the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) system Q: How does that...

2008-08-30 09:00:46

By MARTYN McLAUGHLIN Air industry representatives call for levy of GBP 1 on each traveller leaving UK to fund compulsory scheme following collapse of Zoom AIR travel watchdogs have called on the government to introduce a compulsory compensation scheme for all airline passengers following the collapse of the low-fare carrier Zoom. Hundreds of people remain stranded on either side of the Atlantic yesterday after the firm grounded all its flights at short notice and entered...

2008-08-26 12:01:11

MIAMI, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- LAN was once again honored and named the Best Company in South America at the recent World Airline Awards annual ceremony. The prestigious English market research company, SkyTrax is the event organizer. The 2008 award results are based on an annual worldwide passenger survey conducted by SkyTrax. The survey, which was administered between August 2007 and June 2008, is the largest global survey given to airline passengers. Approximately 15 million passenger...

2008-08-20 00:00:28

Air accident investigations into a plane crash which left two people dead have been completed. A Luscombe Silvair came down in fields between Stafford and Uttoxeter, at around midday on Sunday, December 16, killing the pilot and passenger. A second aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision and made an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport. Pilot Peter Leigh, aged 60, of The Green, Clayton, and passenger David Sims, aged 67, of Caistor Close, Milton, died in the crash. Now...

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