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UK to fly back another 5,000 people on Thursday after Thomas Cook collapse

UK to fly back another 5,000 people on Thursday after Thomas Cook collapse
FILE PHOTO: A Thomas Cook Scandinavia Airbus A330 plane takes off from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, Spain, September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Borja Suarez/File Photo -
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(Reuters) – The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said 25 flights are scheduled to fly on Thursday to return another 5,000 people to the country in the tenth day of the repatriation operation following the collapse of travel group Thomas Cook.

A total of 19,000 more customers are poised to return just four days before the largest peacetime repatriation ‘Operation Matterhorn’ comes to an end.

“We are beginning to combine more Thomas Cook flights into single CAA flights. We are sorry that, for some passengers, this means they will not arrive at the UK airport they had originally booked to return to,” the regulator said in a statement.

(Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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