- Title: Brits check in for repatriation from Mallorca after Thomas Cook collapse
- Date: 24th September 2019
- Summary: MALLORCA, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS) TRAVELLERS WALK PAST THOMAS COOK DESK AT PALMA AIRPORT PASSENGERS WALKING TO CHECK-IN COUNTERS PASSENGERS WAITING TO CHECK IN / BRITISH GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IN YELLOW VEST WALKING PAST PASSENGERS WALKING TO COUNTERS PASSENGERS CHECKING IN PASSENGERS ROLLING SUITCASES FOR CHECK-IN BRITISH GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL SPEAKING TO PASSENGERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNNAMED PASSENGER GOING TO BRISTOL, SAYING: "Our experience was very good actually. We actually got informed of our flight change, it was the same time so for us it was super easy, we just got on - we're here at the same time. Yeah it was really easy and really smooth for us, actually. We haven't had to wait anywhere, we're just in the queue now to get our flight and then go off home hopefully (LAUGHS)." PASSENGERS WALKING IN CHECK-IN AREA PASSENGERS WAITING IN QUEUE FOR CHECK-IN PASSENGERS IN WHEELCHAIRS WAITING PASSENGERS WALKING PAST THOMAS COOK SIGN IN CHECK-IN AREA THOMAS COOK SERVICE DESK PASSENGERS BEING DIRECTED BY OFFICIAL IN CHECK-IN AREA THOMAS COOK LOGO ON SIGN
- Embargoed: 8th October 2019 07:53
- Keywords: Thomas Cook travellers repatriation checking in Palma de Mallorca company collapse travel firm liquidation emergency flights
- Location: MALLORCA, SPAIN
- City: MALLORCA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Company News Markets,Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA001AY0OH1J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Holidaymakers on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca checked in for emergency flights bound for Britain on Tuesday (September 24) a day after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook left thousands of passengers reliant on the UK state to repatriate them.
Emergency flights brought 14,700 people back to the United Kingdom on Monday (September 23) and around 135,300 more were expected to be returned over the next 13 days, Britain's aviation regulator said.
Seventy-four flights were scheduled on Tuesday to bring back 16,500 people as part of Britain's largest ever peacetime repatriation effort.
(Production: Marco Trujillo, Kristian Brunse)
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