Thomas Cook: Brussels Airlines evaluates situation of Belgian tourists
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    Thomas Cook: Brussels Airlines evaluates situation of Belgian tourists

    It is currently unclear if the scheduled flights will be operated, or if repatriation will be put in place for the displaced Belgian tourists. Credit: wikipedia

    Brussels Airlines is currently assessing the consequences of the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook announced in Britain, the airline said on Monday morning.

    “We are in contact with the Belgian branch of the tour operator. Decisions will be made later in the day,” the spokesperson said. 

    A total of 600,000 tourists throughout the world have been impacted by this historical bankruptcy, among whom are 10,000 Belgian tourists.

    It is currently unclear if the scheduled flights will be operated, or if repatriation will be put in place for the displaced Belgian tourists.

    Bankruptcy

    It has been announced that Thomas Cook’s Belgian activities will continue to operate for some time, despite the British global travel group declaring bankruptcy on Sunday evening.

    Thomas Cook Group plc declared bankruptcy on Monday morning in a press release after negotiations on Sunday failed to resolve the company’s financial problems.

    The global travel group continues to operate in Belgium for the time being. The Belgian subsidiary is trying to limit the consequences of the group’s bankruptcy, said spokesperson Leen Segers.

    Jules Johnston
    The Brussels Times