Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now A £100million taxpayer-funded operation is underway to bring 150,000 stranded Brits back to the UK after Thomas Cook collapsed. In the hours after the travel firm – which has been in operation since 1841 – ceased trading, the government has come under fire for not putting a rescue package together. And calls have been mounted for senior figures within the company to return generous bonuses as 9,000 UK workers saw their jobs wiped out. At 2am this morning, chief executive Peter Fankhauser confirmed a deal to save the struggling business could not be reached. People who are travelling on holidays that leave today have been told not go to the airport. Have you been affected by the Thomas Cook chaos? Email [email protected] Customers currently overseas should check thomascook.caa.co.uk for advice and only go to the airport once they have an alternative flight confirmed. In a statement The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said: “While detailed plans to repatriate passengers have been carefully put together and Ministers have and will continue to claim the credit for that, the staff have been stabbed in the back… Read full this story
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