Friday, March 5

UK to fly back another 7,100 people on Wed after Thomas Cook collapse

FILE PHOTO: British passengers queue up at a check-in service at Dalaman Airport after Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history, in Dalaman, Turkey, September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

(Reuters) – UK’s Civil Aviation Authority said 44 flights are scheduled to fly on Wednesday to bring back 7,100 people back to the country, following the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook.

The regulator said it had 30,000 more passengers to bring back to Britain, entering the 9th day of its two-week long peacetime repatriation operation.

Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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