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Travel firm plans airline change
Prestwick general
There were two spells of delays for Seguro passengers
A travel firm has confirmed that it will terminate its agreement with an airline after a second spell of technical difficulties.

Seguro Holidays said it will end its contract with Sky Wings by the winter season.

The airline has been at the centre of the holiday company's difficulties over the last two weeks.

Seguro managing director Richard Burke said services were now getting back to normal.

Earlier this week, Seguro's sole jet was grounded for the second time in a fortnight due to technical problems.

I would like to think that anyone travelling with us who has been delayed will be satisfied with the arrangements which we have put in place
Richard Burke
Seguro Holidays

The plane, chartered from Sky Wings, experienced problems with its navigation system.

Mr Burke said: "We are not prepared to accept these prolonged delays to our customers' holiday plans.

"We have done everything in our power to minimise the disruption to families travelling under our name.

Faced delays

"But we will not accept the disruption to our schedules which we have seen over the last two weeks.

"Seguro is a company with a deep and loyal customer base. It is up to us to take steps to protect their interests."

About 100 passengers who should have left Prestwick for Gran Canaria on Saturday were delayed until Monday morning.

More than 500 people flying to and from Alicante also faced delays over the weekend.

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