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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. The firm's main base is at Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire . The announcement follows the suspension on August 28 of all operations of transatlantic budget carrier Zoom Airlines . All Seguro customers abroad will be able to...

2008-09-12 12:00:23

By WILLIAM TINNING and ALISON CHIESA A LEADING travel agent yesterday warned thousands of Scots tourists affected by the collapse of a travel firm that they could have problems rebooking their holidays because of a shortage of available flights. The warning came as the first holidaymakers abroad affected by the failure of Seguro Holidays arrived back in Scotland The firm, which had its main base at Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire, announced on Wednesday that it had stopped trading. Last...

2008-09-11 15:00:26

By WILLIAM TINNING THE front page of Seguro Holidays' summer edition brochure proudly boasts that 2008 is its 10th anniversary flying from Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire. However, after a summer dominated by the credit crunch and high fuel costs, it is clearly not a time for celebration for the company after it yesterday announced that it had ceased trading. Seguro Holidays entered Britain's highly competitive travel market in 1991 when it began consolidating flights with self- catering...

2008-09-11 15:00:26

By DAMIEN HENDERSON POLITICIANS expressed concern last night over the impact on Prestwick Airport of the collapse of its main charter operator. While the 70,000 tourists that Seguro Holidays put through the Ayrshire hub last year represent around 4per cent of its total passenger numbers, they have played a key role in maintaining growth in a shrinking market. In June, as rival airport operator BAA saw a 4.7per cent drop across its UK network in its European charter passengers,...

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 06:00:26

By Alastair Dalton Transport Correspondent THOUSANDS of Scottish holidaymakers are facing an uncertain end to their trips after another travel firm collapsed yesterday. Seguro Travel said it been forced out of business by the earlier demise of the Spanish charter airline Futura, which operated 80 per cent of its flights. The Cheshire-based firm has some 2,500 customers in Spain and Portugal, most of whom flew from Prestwick airport. The company has also taken about 18,000 bookings...

2008-09-11 00:00:20

By Mark McGivern AT LEAST 2500 tourists were stuck abroad yesterday after their holiday company collapsed. Seguro Travel ceased trading after the airline that supplied 80per cent of their planes went bust because of sky-high fuel prices. Around 1500 of the stranded holidaymakers were believed to be Scots. Two thirds of Seguro tourists used Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire. An estimated 18,000 customers had booked future holidays with Seguro. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK)....

2008-09-05 15:00:20

By BRIAN CURRIE THE sale of Glasgow Airport could "kill off Prestwick Airport overnight", an industry insider claimed today. The transport expert said: "Any new owner could offer the low- cost operators a lock, stock and barrel move by tweaking the landing charges. "Both Glasgow and Prestwick have had modest low-cost growth because BAA has been shaping and profiling what it wants and part of that is about managing charges." That would not apply to a new investor, however, and he added:...

2008-08-29 03:00:38

A FORMER baggage check-in worker has become an airline captain. Jonathan McCoy took command of a Ryanair flight for the first time this week. He started off working with Ryanair at Prestwick Airport eight years ago. After a couple of years as a check-in agent, Jonathan moved to the aircraft despatch team. He worked overtime to pay for flying lessons and in 2005 he became a first officer. A year later, the 27-year-old, of Troon, Ayrshire, was promoted to senior first officer. On...

2008-08-13 18:00:30

By BRENDAN McDAID OVER 200,000 passengers have now travelled on Ryanair's route from City of Derry airport to Liverpool. The milestone was reached recently on the route commenced in February 2006 and now operates a daily service to the European Capital of Culture. Ryanair currently offer seven routes from City of Derry Airport with the most recent announcement being two brand new routes to Birmingham and London (Luton), which will commence on October 26 and 28 respectively....


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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