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The United Kingdom will repatriate 4,500 people affected by Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy on Friday

October 4, 2019

LONDON, Oct. 4 (Reuters / EP) –

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority has reported that it will repatriate another 4,500 people affected by the bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook on 26 flights on Wednesday.

The aeronautical agency has indicated that there are still 14,000 tourists who must be repatriated to the United Kingdom, in the largest repatriation process carried out by the country in peacetime, which will end this Sunday.

A total of 600,000 tourists have been affected by the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook, the second global tour operator and the oldest in the world.

The bankruptcy of Thomas Cook marks the end of one of the oldest companies in the United Kingdom that began operating in 1841 by conducting excursions on local trains. The company managed hotels, resorts and airlines that served 19 million people a year in 16 countries.