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Thomas Cook A321 lands at Bristol Airport (Photo: By Myself (Adrian Pingstone). - My own photograph, taken with a Nikon D50 DSLR., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33810821)

U.K. Government Looks to Change Repatriation Rules

The collapse of an airline in the United Kingdom can create multiple headaches for the U.K.’s government. Not only does the country face potentially thousands of newly unemployed citizens, the stranded passengers will need to find a way home. Under current laws in the U.K., the government will rescue stranded passengers by chartering aircraft. With the collapse of Thomas Cook last month, the U.K. government began the largest peacetime reparation of British citizens, planning to bring back 150,000 stranded citizens.…

Thomas Cook Shuts Down, Leaves Passengers Stranded

After failing to secure additional funding, the largest and oldest tourist broker Thomas Cook has ceased operations on September 23,  setting an end to almost 180 years of history and tradition. Even though the group's social media channels kept reassuring that operations would continue as normal, the CAA, the U.K.'s…

Getting Them Home: The Efforts to Repatriate Thomas Cook Holidaymakers…

It was announced just after 2 a.m. London time on Monday morning that one of the world’s most well-known travel brands, Thomas Cook, had ceased trading. All future flights and holidays were cancelled, leaving over 600,000 people stranded overseas. The U.K. government announced last week that should Thomas Cook fall…

Brexit Uncertainty Hits European Aviation as easyJet Reports Record Loss…

U.K. low-cost carrier easyJet has announced a record $352 million headline loss before tax for the first six months of its financial year. According to the airline’s chief executive officer, Johan Lundgren, the half-yearly result is “in line with expectations” as the reporting period encompasses the traditionally off-peak northern winter…

IAG Reports Q1 Profit Result Despite Rising Costs and Challenging…

IAG (International Airlines Group), the parent company of Europe’s British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus, on Friday reported a $152 million profit for the first quarter of 2019. Though the result is down in comparison to 2018, it is seen as a positive result considering the group’s competitors, AirFrance-KLM,…

Thomas Cook Airlines Up For Sale as Consolidation of European…

U.K. operator Thomas Cook Airlines is up for sale, either in part or as a whole, as Thomas Cook Group PLC seeks to “enhance value to shareholders and intensify our strategic focus.” The airline of one of the world’s best-known travel brands is up for sale as its parent company…

Thomas Cook Stopping Sales of SeaWorld Tickets Due to Animal…

U.K. based holiday company Thomas Cook recently announced that it will no longer sell tickets to two different water parks as they keep killer whales in captivity. The water parks affected include SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida and Loro Parque in Tenerife. Both of which are popular Thomas Cook destinations. Peter…

The Leisure Liner: How Airlines are Utilizing the Boeing 757-300…

Following the success of the Boeing 757-200, the Boeing 757-300 was originally launched in 1996 as a way to provide a narrowbody alternative to the Boeing 767-200 and McDonnell-Douglas MD-10. The aircraft would have the same wingspan and height as the Boeing 757-200 but a 23.4-foot longer fuselage would allow…

Thomas Cook Launches Nonstop Flights from Manchester to Seattle

Thomas Cook has today announced that it will begin a new, non-stop service from Manchester Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The move comes as the airline announces plans to increase its summer routes for 2018 and to build on an already successful American market. Flights are due to begin in…