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Airtours Chief Quits  
User currently onlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3070 posts, RR: 23
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 777 times:

Off the Newswire:

The founder of Manchester-based firm Airtours has announced he is quitting. The travel operator is warning of a significant leap in first-half losses.

David Crossland told shareholders at an annual general meeting he was stepping down after 15 years as chairman.

Mr Crossland, who founded Airtours in 1972 said the time was right to leave the company in "great shape."

Shamu




So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7447 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 758 times:
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Given the penchant for director's initials for aircraft registration and the fact that G-DAAC has left the fleet (don't know why I never thought of bringing this up before!), which director has the initials LOBL as I believe the new company hack is to be registered as this? Or are they, for once, making reference to the type of plane?

David/MAN


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 745 times:

"Retires" would perhaps be a better word!

David has expanded this company from 2 employees in 1972 to over 25,000 today.

He will be missed at Airtours.



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently onlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3070 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 711 times:

Rick

Indeed; hats off to the guy  Big thumbs up

Shamu



So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 703 times:

David_itl,

There are actually 3 aircraft in the Airtours fleet registered after David Crossland:

B757 G-JALC
B767 G-DAJC
A320 G-VCED



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
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