The final flights bringing holidaymakers home as part of the Thomas Cook emergency repatriation has landed. The flight, which has taken place 14 days after the leisure firm collapsed, landed in Manchester and was one of the 700 organised by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as part of “Operation Matterhorn”. During the two-week operation, which was the biggest-ever peacetime repatriation, 150,000 passengers were returned go the UK following Thomas Cook’s inability to secure more funding it desired. Commenting on the operation, the CAA said that for the first 13 days of the operation, 94% of holidaymakers arrived home on the
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