Passengers Anxiously Wait for Flights in Spain Following Thomas Cook Collapse
Hundreds of passengers waited, not knowing if they were going to get a flight, at Mallorca’s Palma airport in Spain, due to the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, Monday, September 23.
READ MORE: British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed after failing to secure rescue funding, and travel bookings for its more than 600,000 global vacationers were canceled early Monday.
The British government said the return of the firm’s 150,000 British customers now abroad would be its largest repatriation in peacetime history.
The Civil Aviation Authority said Thomas Cook has ceased trading, its four airlines will be grounded, and its 21,000 employees in 16 countries, including 9,000 in the UK, will be left unemployed.