Passengers Stranded After Charter Aircraft Grounded | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 07.06.15

Airborne 07.07.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 07.06.15

Airborne 07.07.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

 

Wed, Jul 25, 2007

Passengers Stranded After Charter Aircraft Grounded

Last Of Passengers Finally Make it Home -- Four Days Later

More than 1,000 passengers were stranded in the Canary Islands, Scotland and abroad this weekend when their charter plane was grounded.

The plane, chartered by Sky Wings, is the only aircraft operated by tour operator Seguro Holidays of Scotland. It was grounded Saturday after a major problem was found with its navigation system. Seguro was forced to cancel all its flights to and from Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire.

Passengers had been stuck on Gran Canaria since then, according to the Scotsman.

Some affected passengers managed to make it home via a few sub-charters Seguro was able secure or on their own.
Passenger Derek McLaren said: "It's brilliant to be back. Our flight was cancelled and we didn't have a lot of money.

"We had two nights' delay. We managed to get free drinks for the kids even though they didn't want to give us them."

Richard Burke, managing director of Seguro, told the BBC Tuesday, "There was a further problem with paperwork with the Civilian Aviation Authority in Athens which delayed things.

They have now reinstated the license of Sky Wings and it will be operating as normal from Prestwick. Everyone will be coming home on Tuesday."

Burke added: "We are in talks with other companies to charter a plane for the rest of the season and will be terminating our contract with Sky Wings."

FMI: www.seguroholidays.com, www.gpia.co.uk

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.06.15: Solar Impulse 2, FAA Reauth Delay, Airline Investigation

Also: SpaceX Test, The G500, Senate Appropriations, TSA Causes Cash Confiscation, NASA v Thunderstorms, Virgin Atlantic Cuts, Bristow Scholarship Even those of us who love flying w>[...]

Airborne 07.06.15: Solar Impulse 2, FAA Reauth Delay, Airline Investigation

Also: SpaceX Test, The G500, Senate Appropriations, TSA Causes Cash Confiscation, NASA v Thunderstorms, Virgin Atlantic Cuts, Bristow Scholarship Even those of us who love flying w>[...]

Patty Wagstaff Seeks To Crowdfund A New Airplane

Looks For Donations From The Public With A Goal Of $450K Patty Wagstaff has been flying airshows for more than 25 years. She's an inductee in the National Aviation Hall of Fame ...>[...]

Airborne 07.03.15: New Trig Avionics, Cargo Biz Grows, iOS GPS Fix

Also: 'No Drone Zone', Aviation v Media, Women's Air Race Classic, Houston Spaceport, Navy's New A/C Launch System, GA Fly Safe, FAA InFO Trig Avionics tells us they are unveiling >[...]

AeroSports Update: Red Bull Race Results Are In

Arch Grabs Second Straight Win With Thrilling Victory In Budapest As if the action of Red Bull Racing is not enough, the stunning background provided by the race setting in Budapes>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC