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Travel in the News – Monday, November 12

 

The Times

Airbus celebrated a significant victory over Boeing yesterday when the Dubai-based airline Emirates gave the European group the largest-ever single-aircraft order.

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is keeping up the pressure on Chancellor Alistair Darling to modify his controversial plans for capital-gains tax.

 

The Telegraph

The first Eurostar service from St Pancras to Paris could be stopped by French industrial action, a union leader has warned.

 

The Daily Mail

The hunt for Madeleine switched to Bosnia yesterday after a tourist saw a blonde girl struggling with a man and heard her scream: “I want my Daddy.”

British Airways and American private equity firm TPG have secured funding for their joint £2.3bn bid for Spanish airline Iberia, which is now expected in the next fortnight.

 

Financial Times

Airbus emerged victorious on Sunday in the battle with Boeing for one of the largest orders for big commercial jets, as Emirates, the Dubai-based carrier, announced it was buying 70 Airbus A350s in preference to the rival Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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