Exmouth Thomas Cook closes as company collapses

Staff at Exmouth’s Thomas Cook were told not to come to work today, Monday, September 23, after the company collapsed and confirmed all UK companies in its group have ceased trading.

Bankrupt Thomas Cook UK Plc has announced it has entered into Compulsory Liquidation and is now under the control of the Official Receiver.

All UK business, including the Exeter Road travel store, ceased trading with immediate effect, and all future flights and holidays are cancelled.

The Civil Aviation Authority has set up support for customers currently on holiday overseas and those in the UK with future bookings.

Customers already abroad and due to fly back with Thomas Cook will be offered repatriation flights, operating for the next fortnight until October 6, 2019.

After this date holidaymakers will have to make their own travel arrangements.

If you are due to depart from a UK airport with Thomas Cook Airlines, the advice is not travel to your UK airport because your flight will not be operating and you will not be able to travel.

Thomas Cook’s package holiday bookings where return flights with airlines unrelated to the Thomas Cook Group may still be valid, however accommodation and transfers could be affected.

A Thomas Cook spokesperson said: “Thomas Cook has confirmed that all the UK companies in its group have ceased trading, including Thomas Cook Airlines.

“As a result, we are sorry to inform you that all holidays and flights provided by these companies have been cancelled and are no longer operating. All Thomas Cook’s retail shops have also closed.

“The Government and the Civil Aviation Authority are now working together to do everything we can to support passengers due to fly back to the UK with Thomas Cook between 23 September 2019 and 6 October 2019.

“This repatriation is hugely complex and we are working around the clock to support passengers.”

A message on Exmouth Thomas Cook website said: ‘Thomas Cook UK Plc and associated UK entities have entered Compulsory Liquidation and are now under the control of the Official Receiver.

‘The UK business has ceased trading with immediate effect and all future flights and holidays are cancelled.

‘A dedicated support service is being provided by The Civil Aviation Authority to assist customers currently overseas and those in the UK with future.’

For more information and what to do if you are a Thomas Cook customer curerntly abroad, see here.

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