More than 200 people have been laid off from Sunsail because US sail charter customers are too scared to fly

More than 1100 jobs have been lost from First Choice Holidays which includes Sunsail, Stardust and Crown Blue Line because Americans are not booking holidays which require them to fly.

About 20 Sunsail jobs are to go in the UK and a further 200 across the globe because of the fears of terrorist attack since the September 11 slaughter in New York and Washington.

‘The action has been taken to ensure that all companies within the group are fully prepared to handle any potential downturn in bookings as a result of the events of September 11th and the subsequent military action,’ said Andrew Howard of First Choice.