October 2, 2019 / 4:50 AM / 15 days ago

UK to fly back another 7,100 people on Wednesday after Thomas Cook collapse

Passengers are silhouetted in front of a closed service counter of travel agent Thomas Cook and airline Condor at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files

(Reuters) - UK’s Civil Aviation Authority said 44 flights are scheduled to fly on Wednesday to bring back 7,100 people back to the country, following the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook.

The regulator said it had 30,000 more passengers to bring back to Britain, entering the 9th day of its two-week long peacetime repatriation operation.

Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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