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London plans to repatriate 135,300 Britons after the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook

September 24, 2019

LONDON, Sep 24 (Reuters / EP) –

The British authorities have reported that they expect to repatriate 135,300 people on emergency flights in the next 13 days after the bankruptcy of the Thomas Cook travel agency.

“We are working 24 hours in conjunction with the Government and the aviation industry to bring approximately 135,300 passengers back to the United Kingdom in the next 13 days,” said the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority.

“The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority has launched the largest repatriation operation on September 23, 2019 to bring more than 14,700 people back to the United Kingdom,” he said.

A total of 600,000 tourists, including 150,000 Britons, were affected after the bankruptcy announcement of British travel group Thomas Cook, the second largest and oldest global tour operator in the world.