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UK will repatriate 7,000 travelers affected by Thomas Cook bankruptcy

October 1, 2019

LONDON, Oct. 1 (Reuters / EP) –

The Civil Aviation Authority of the United Kingdom has reported Tuesday that 39 flights are scheduled to repatriate another 7,000 people to the country affected by the bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook.

So far, 115,000 British clients out of a total of more than 150,000 travelers have returned in the largest repatriation process launched in the United Kingdom in peacetime since World War II.

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.