Kinansela ng 178-year old British tour operator na Thomas Cook ang libo-libo nitong flight schedules matapos magdeklara ng bankruptcy ang nasabing airline.
Sa ngayon mayroong halos 150,000 UK travellers ang stranded sa iba’t ibang panig ng mundo at 9,000 empleyado naman ang mawawalan ng trabaho dahil dito.
Ginawa ang naturang announcement matapos magpulong ang mga opisyal ng paliparan upang subukan na isalba ang tinaguariang “world’s oldest holiday company.”
Nakatakda namang maglunsad ng pinaka-malaking peacetime repatriation ang paliparan upang makauwi ang mga pasahero na na-stuck sa ibang bansa.
Narito ang pahayag ng Civil Aviation Authority.
“Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, has ceased trading with immediate effect. All Thomas Cook bookings, including flights and holidays, have now been
“The Government has asked the UK Civil Aviation Authority to launch a repatriation
“Passengers in a small number of destinations may return on alternative commercial flights, rather than directly through the Civil Aviation Authority’s flying
“The Civil Aviation Authority has launched a special website, thomascook.caa.co.uk, where affected customers can find details and information on repatriation flights, as well as advice on accommodation for both ATOL and non-ATOL customers. Due to the significant scale of the situation, some disruption is inevitable, but the Civil Aviation Authority will endeavor to get people home as close as possible to their planned dates. This will apply to both ATOL protected passengers and those who are not protected,”
“Customers currently overseas should not travel to the airport until their flight back to the UK has been confirmed on the dedicated website. Thomas Cook customers in the UK yet to travel should not go to the airport as all flights leaving the UK have been
“Further information will be available on our dedicated website in the coming days, but please do not submit anything to the Civil Aviation Authority in the meantime as the
“News of Thomas Cook’s collapse is deeply saddening for the company’s employees and customers, and we appreciate that more than 150,000 people currently abroad will be anxious about how they will now return to the UK. The government has asked us to support Thomas Cook customers on what is the UK’s largest-ever peacetime repatriation,”
“We have launched, at very short notice, what is effectively one of the UK’s largest airlines, involving a fleet of aircraft secured from around the world. The nature and scale of the operation