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2008-09-23 12:00:34

By DAMIEN HENDERSON A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise awareness among holidaymakers of what to do if a tour operator goes bust. With concern mounting that more companies may go the way of XL and Seguro Holidays, whose collapse left thousands of people requiring emergency flights back to the UK, an appeal has gone out for greater awareness of how holidays cover operates. Customers are particularly being urged to read the fine print of travel insurance and other cover, to avoid being...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

CARDIFF Airport has signed up an airline to take over bankrupt budget carrier Zoom's flights to Canada. Flyglobe span will offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Hamilton, near Toronto, with prices frompounds 179 one-way. Weekly Sunday services to Canada will run from June until September next year. It is three weeks since 67 passengers were stranded in Cardiff after Zoom went into administration and cancelled all flights across the UK and Canada. Flyglobespan CEO Rick Green said:...

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 18:00:24

CARDIFFAirport has foundanairline to take over bankrupt budget carrier Zoom's flights to Canada, it announced yesterday. Flyglobespan will offer flights from Cardiff to Hamilton, near Toronto, with prices starting at pounds 179 one way. They will start weekly services to Canada on Sundays between June and September from next year. The airline already operates routes to Hamilton from airports across the UK, including Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Three weeks ago,...

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 00:00:20

BY Shaun GREANEY business reporter shaun.greaney@ swwmedia.co.uk AIRPORT chiefs in Cardiff have made a replacement service to Canada a priority after the collapse of airline Zoom. Cardiff Wales Airport is also looking at introducing services to Germany. Administrators appointed by Zoom have admitted there is little chance of the business being resurrected. The low-cost transatlantic carrier suspended all its flights last month. Now Spencer Burns, Cardiff Wales Airport's head...

2008-09-10 18:00:22

CUSTOMERS trying to rebuild travel plans left in tatters after the collapse of budget airline Zoomare to get help finding new flights, a travel company said today. Allbury Travel Group Limited has been appointed by Zoom's credit card payment service provider to help UK and Canadian customers who paid by credit card. Those passengers who want a new seat on a flight instead of a refund will be found alternative bookings. If the new flight costs more than the price they paid the...

2008-09-10 18:00:22

BUDGET transatlantic airline Zoom has appointed administrators. The Canadian airline, whose operations collapsed as 67 travellers on one of its jets waited to take off at Cardiff International Airport on August 28, has appointed business advisers PKF to assess its debts and assets in the UK. A spokesman for PKF said the firm's chances of surviving administration were "slim" and warned there were unlikely to be any funds to pay creditors, who include Cardiff International Airport....

2008-09-09 18:00:22

BUDGET transatlantic airline Zoom has appointed administrators. The Canadian airline, which collapsed as 67 travellers on one of its jets waited to take off at Cardiff International Airport on August 28, has appointed business advisers PKF to assess its debts and assets in the UK A spokesman for PKF said the firm's chances of surviving administration were "slim" and warned there were unlikely to be any funds to pay creditors, including Cardiff International Airport. Senior partner...

2008-09-09 06:00:26

By BEN BAILEY HUNDREDS of Scots who have booked holidays to Europe faced uncertainty last night after another airline went bust. The Spanish charter airline Futura International Airlines suspended its flights yesterday after going into administration. The announcement came less than a fortnight after Zoom Airlines took the same action, blaming rising fuel prices. Futura, based in Majorca, services Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports with flights to Palma and is sub-contracted...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'