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Thomas Cook Manchester rescue flight rescheduled

September 24, 2019 at 9:07am
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A rescue flight for Thomas Cook passengers from Paphos to Manchester has been rescheduled to 6 pm on Tuesday.

The flight was initially due to leave at 2.30 am today.

There are another three rescue flights scheduled today and tomorrow.

Flights from Paphos to London Gatwick and to East Midlands are scheduled for tonight.

And another rescue flight is scheduled on Wednesday night from Larnaca to Glasgow.

For details click here.

Emergency flights brought 14,700 people back to the United Kingdom on Monday after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, and around 135,300 more are expected to be returned over the next 13 days, Britain’s aviation regulator said.

The collapse of Thomas Cook in the early hours of Monday left hundreds of thousands of people stranded at holiday destinations around the world.

“With 13 days remaining and approximately 135,300 passengers still to bring back to the UK, we are working around the clock, in conjunction with the government and the aviation industry, to deliver the flying programme after Thomas Cook ceased trading,” the regulator said.

More than 14,700 people were returned to the UK on Monday on 64 flights. Seventy-four flights were scheduled on Tuesday, to bring back 16,500 people. More than 1,000 flights are planned.

“A repatriation of this scale and nature is unprecedented and unfortunately there will be some inconvenience and disruption for customers. We will do everything we can to minimise this as the operation continues,” Richard Moriarty, Chief Executive at the Civil Aviation Authority, said.

“We want people to continue to enjoy their holiday, so we will bring them back to the UK on their original departure day, or very soon thereafter.”

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