Stranded travelers return to UK after Thomas Cook collapse

Over 137,300 people are expected to be return back to United Kingdom after collapse of British global travel group Thomas cook Airlines.

“With 13 days remaining and approximately 135,300 passengers still to bring back to the UK, we are working around the clock, in conjunction with the government and the aviation industry, to deliver the flying program after Thomas Cook ceased trading,” the regulator said.

“UK Civil Aviation Authority launched largest peacetime repatriation on 23 September 2019 to bring more than 14,700 people back to the UK,” it said.

Seventy-four flights were scheduled on Tuesday, to bring back 16,500 people.