All flights cancelled and holiday plans ruined as Thomas Cook goes out of business

Thomas Cook has gone bust leaving thousands of people waiting for the CAA to get them all back home.

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Thousands of jobs are also lost as Thomas Cook shops were closed down many of them here in Manchester.

Many people had already booked holidays in advance, although they will get the money back some of them will be very unhappy and now have to re book with another holiday company such as TUI.

The repatriation is thought to be the biggest event since the second world war, it may take a couple of weeks or more to get everyone back home, people worried in other countries have been trying hard to get through to the CAA but finding no one is answering.

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Advice: if you are currently abroad follow this LINK

The CAA will pay for your hotel stay if you have booked with Thomas Cook, if the hotel wants you to pay then the CAA say you must not do so and contact them as soon as you can for more information click HERE

There is also a dedicated phone line: 0300 303 2800 from in the UK, and +44 1753 330330 from overseas.

City Airport Manchester based in Salford published a statement:

Our thoughts this morning go out not just to the passengers affected by the news that Thomas Cook has ceased trading, but also to our friends and colleagues in the industry who wake up today finding they have no job. As an airport that has pilot training at its core, many of these trainee pilots have and continue to enter the commercial world having future careers as pilots, cabin crew and other roles in the industry. We wish them well in finding new roles at this difficult time.


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