BlueShamu330s
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Airtours Chief Quits

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:02 pm

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

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David_itl
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RE: Airtours Chief Quits

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:12 pm

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
 
Rick767
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RE: Airtours Chief Quits

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:20 pm

"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.
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RE: Airtours Chief Quits

Sat Feb 09, 2002 3:12 am

Rick

Indeed; hats off to the guy  Big thumbs up

Shamu
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RE: Airtours Chief Quits

Sat Feb 09, 2002 3:31 am

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...