A Malaysia Airlines A380 Is flying twice daily to Mallorca this week to Rescue Thomas cook Passengers
As some of you have already heard Thomas Cook has abruptly seized operations Monday morning leaving thousands stranded on their Holiday.
An estimated 600.000 passenger now have to find alternative flights back home.
If you have a travel holiday booked and it has yet to depart, it most certainly will not. All package holidays sold in the UK are protected by the Atol scheme, administered by the CAA. Current customers who paid for some or all of the trip by credit card will be told to apply to their card issuer for a full refund, whether for a package holiday (flights and accommodation bought in the same transaction) or a flight-only ticket.
For those who have currently has a flight booked on the company's airline, Thomas cook says: "please do not travel to your U.K. airport as your flight will not be operating and you will not be able to travel."
The aviation authority has launched a new website to help Thomas Cook traveler's find repatriation flights and advice. The tour operator and travel company says it has "ceased trading," meaning it's heading toward liquidation after years of struggling to turn a profit in a changing travel industry
Now, the UK’s biggest repatriation since WW2 will take place, this repatriation is dubbed ‘Operation Matterhorn’ and will see over 150,000 Thomas Cook passengers flown back to the UK using wet-leased aircraft, and aircraft from other airlines
For the passengers stranded in Mallorca a Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 has been flown in from Malaysia Last Monday and has started shuttling people back to the UK starting Monday. 2 Daily A380 flights are scheduled for the rest of the week. See the coming an going of the big bird here
Quite the unusual sight for such a large aircraft to fly between the usual (much smaller) planes generally A320's and 737s
For more help, https://www.caa.co.uk/home/