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Passengers line up in front of Thomas Cook counters at the airport of Heraklion, on the island of Crete, Greece on Tuesday. Stefanos Rapanis/Reuters
More than 70 flights were scheduled to operate on Wednesday, Britain's Civil Aviation Authority said, to bring back 16,500 people after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook.
The company, which ran hotels, resorts and airlines for 19 million people a year, had about 600,000 people abroad when it collapsed in the early hours of Monday.
The aviation regulator launched the largest peacetime repatriation on Monday to bring people back to Britain.
Emergency flights brought 14,700 people back to the United Kingdom on Monday after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, and around 135,300 more are expected to be returned over
UK airlines said they were informed that the government will bring in a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in Britain from any country apart from the Republic of Ireland in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The firm ran hotels, resorts and airlines for 19 million people a year in 16 countries. It currently has 600,000 people abroad, forcing governments and insurance companies to coordinate a huge rescue operation.
The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said 25 flights are scheduled to fly on Thursday to return another 5,000 people to the country in the tenth day of the repatriation operation following
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