UK Civil Aviation Authority completes repatriation all stranded Thomas Cook’s clients
About 600,000 tourists have been affected by the British travel company’s abrupt bankruptcy. The UK government and the Civil Aviation Authority had to organize what was called the largest repatriation of people to the United Kingdom since World War II.
“UK Civil Aviation Authority completes the largest peacetime repatriation plan ‘Operation Matterhorn’ today, bringing more than 140,000 people back to the UK,” CAA said today.
Over 90% percent of all affected travelers were able to return to Great Britain on the dates that were indicated in their tour packages, the agency said.
The last plane with 392 passengers on board landed at Manchester Airport Monday morning.