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Deals of the week - Copenhagen, Florence, Dubai

Less than £200... Just £150pp gets you two nights in Copenhagen. The deal, with easyJet Holidays, is valid for departure on 20 November, with flights from Manchester and a room-only stay at the Ibsens Hotel, which has playful, vintage interiors, in the city centre. Holidays.easyjet.com

Flybe chairman Jim French to stand down

Flybe boss Jim French, credited with turning the regional carrier into a major player in the European aviation market, is stepping down as chairman after more than 20 years with the company.

African budget airline Fastjet takes off on international flights

Fastjet, the new budget African airline backed by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, announced the launch of its international flight operations yesterday.

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Thousands of UK travellers face possible delays and cancellations as French air traffic controllers strike

Industrial action will have an effect on all flights that fly over France

EasyJet apologises after leaving 29 passengers at gate

Flight EZY6056 departed from Malaga on Saturday with group still in airport due to 'an issue at the boarding gate'

Travel agenda

From Bristol to Reykjavik, skiing in Milton Keynes, and the 90th anniversary edition of the South American Handbook

Easyjet is set to hit profit heights after summer boost

FTSE 100 budget airline easyJet today said it will hit the very top of its annual profit forecast thanks to a busy summer.

Thousands of holidaymakers who had paid for allocated seats on easyJet flights were told they would instead have to join a free-for all

EasyJet threatens not to let passenger board after he criticises airline on Twitter

A law lecturer who sent a tweet complaining about easyJet after his flight was delayed said he was initially told he would not be allowed to board the plane because of the posting.

Get me out of here - Mallorca, Florence, Far East cruise

Now... Depart next Sunday for a five-star break in Mallorca. The package leaves on 22 September with Monarch flights from Gatwick for a week at the Puravida Resort Blau Porto Petro. The price is £1,149pp with half-board and transfers. Classic-collection.co.uk

James Moore: Pensions another way to pay the fat cats

Outlook The TUC today releases the latest edition of its Pension Watch survey, an illuminating document which analyses the retirement arrangements of the directors of this country's top 100 companies.

Ryanair is now slashing capacity over winter, grounding as many as 80 aircraft to cut costs

Low-cost airline Ryanair goes into a steep dive after shock profits warning

Firm is now slashing capacity over winter, grounding as many as 80 aircraft to cut costs

Get me out of here - Portugal, High Tatras, Mauritius

Now... Depart on 17 August for week in Portugal and pay £378pp. The easyJet Holidays trip includes B&B at Agua Marinha, an adults-only hotel with a pool near the Algarve village of Olhos de Agua, and flights from Glasgow to Faro. holidays.easyjet.com

Finance head departs Flybe as new boss makes his mark

Flybe’s long-standing finance director has resigned, just three working days after the struggling airline’s new chief executive started his job.

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