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The United Kingdom will repatriate this Saturday to 16,700 travelers affected by the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook

September 28, 2019

LONDON, Sep 28 (Reuters / EP) –

The Civil Aviation Agency of the United Kingdom has informed this Saturday that it plans to repatriate a total of 16,700 travelers throughout the day on 16,700 passengers affected by the bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook.

The British aeronautical regulatory body has indicated that, so far, it has completed the repatriation of more than half of the travelers affected by the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook, the second global tour operator. The repatriation process is the largest start-up in the United Kingdom in peacetime since World War II.

A total of 600,000 tourists, including 150,000 Britons, 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.