UK’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner touches down

Delivery from Boeing’s factory in Seattle to Thomson Airways was three months late after airline maker grounded its entire fleet over safety concernsIt was three months late, but Britain’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down on Friday at Manchester Airport.The delivery from Boeing’s factory in Seattle to Thomson Airways, planned for February, was delayed after […]
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Top travel firm finds rain-soaked UK a boost to package holidays abroad

TUI Travel, owner of Thomson, benefits as northern Europeans opt for fixed-price ‘sunny’ foreign holidaysTUI Travel, the world’s biggest tour operator, said summer holiday bookings had increased in number as rain-soaked northern Europeans sought out the sun but kept tight control of their budgets and turned to package deals.The group, which owns Thomson and First […]
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Oil firm given go-ahead for Canary Islands drilling

Anger at Spanish government’s decision to allow drilling 60km from Lanzarote and FuerteventuraOne of Britain’s best-loved holiday destinations is under threat from oil prospectors who have been given permission to drill for offshore fields, according to local authorities and hoteliers in the Canary Islands.The area’s authorities have reacted angrily to a Spanish government decision that […]
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