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XL Airways planes were flown home empty after the air carrier became insolvent, leaving the British government to rescue its stranded passengers, pilots say. The British Airline Pilots Association has demanded an inquiry into the affair, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.
By Simon Calder Stranded: a word that, over the past week, has acquired some interesting new meanings.
By DEBORAH ANDERSON SCOTS couple Janice and Billy Black were today due to return home after a 48hour ordeal. They were among thousands left stranded after airline XL collapsed and feared they would never get home.
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 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.
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.
Abu Dhabi airline Etihad has approached Midlandbased bmi over a possible merger that would value the UK carrier at up to pounds 600 million, it was claimed yesterday.
By WILLIAM TINNING THOUSANDS of British tourists were stranded at airports around the world for the third day yesterday as news broke of another British tour operator going bust.
By Jeremy Watson HUNDREDS of passengers caught up in the XL tour company crash were last night back in Scotland as part of "the most challenging" emergency airlift ever undertaken by airlines.
By Michael Howie Home Affairs Correspondent THE largest ever airlift of British holidaymakers stranded by a collapsed travel company was in full swing last night, as nearly 100 emergency flights were put in place to bring 22,000 people home.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).