Travellers may to have to wait until 2007 to fly in the world's biggest passenger plane after manufacturers Airbus announced delivery delays.

The first of the part British-made 555-passenger Airbus A380 superjumbos was to have been received by Singapore Airlines in April to June 2006.

Singapore said it was now not getting the first delivery until late 2006. A Singapore Airlines' spokesman said: "It's still possible we can have the inaugural flight in 2006, but tests will have to be conducted."

Thousands turned up at Toulouse airport at the end of April to see the first successful test flight of the 240ft aircraft.

Airbus has so far received 154 firm orders for the £150 million plane. All affected carriers could now seek compensation. Virgin Atlantic had already put its delivery of six A380s back to 2008 over worries that some airports might not be ready for it.

Louts' ruin trips

A holiday company is dropping a Caribbean hotel from its brochures after British tourists staged a walk-out following reports of loutish behaviour by local guests.

The Paraiso del Sol hotel in Cabarete in the Dominican Republic will not feature next summer in the Caribbean programme run by Airtours.

UK visitors to the hotel demanded to be moved after reporting that locals booked in to celebrate a national holiday had spat out drinks and let their children urinate in the pool.

An Airtours' spokeswoman said: "It has not proved one of our most popular hotels."

New Quebec route

Specialist tour operator Canadian Affair and holiday airline Thomas Cook started weekly flights from Gatwick to Quebec City on Wednesday, June 22.

A Thomas Cook Boeing 757-200, with leather seating and 35in seat pitch will carry 187 passengers to the 400-year-old world heritage city every week until September 7.

Prices, from £89 one-way, include meals and in-flight entertainment.