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Article from BTNews 1 FEBRUARY 2010


JOHN POINTER has died at the age of 78.  Whilst his name will be known to a younger generation as a PR man acting for amongst others Mexicana, Middle East Airlines, Royal Air Maroc and Sabena, it will be for Interline News, which quickly became Air & Business Travel News (ABTN), that he will be best known.  In the days of the printed media the fortnightly paper was a must for what was going on in the industry, and for jobs.  John started as a local paper journalist and joined the fledgling TTG in the early sixties.  A spell in New York prompted him to become a journalist/publisher, together with his wife Dorothy.  John sold ABTN in 1990 it then being purchased by Malcolm Ginsberg in 1993.  Always a fountain of knowledge, and active in spite of a quad heart bypass, he will be sadly missed.  Our condolences to his wife Dorothy, his daughter Victoria and granddaughters Emma and Sophie.

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