BREAKING Thomas Cook declares bankruptcy and ceases flight operations with immediate effect

Travel giant Thomas Cook has ceased trading after failing to secure a last-ditch rescue deal, leaving an estimated 150,000 Britons abroad awaiting repatriation. Thomas Cook’s chief executive Peter Fankhauser told reporters: “This is a statement I hoped I would never have to make: “Following a decision by the board late last night, the UK Government’s…

BREAKING UK Civil Aviation Authority is preparing for the worst scenario about Thomas Cook, in talk with airlines to rescue passengers

The UK Civil Aviation Authority is on high alert to rescue Thomas Cook customers if the tour operator cannot be saved from collapse within 24 hours. The CAA has held detailed conversations with a group of five airlines to rescue passengers, which includes: British Airways Virgin Atlantic easyJet German travel operator Tui Jet2 Thomas Cook…

BREAKING Without £200 million injection, Thomas Cook operator could collapse in the coming days

Tour operator Thomas Cook could fall into administration this weekend, potentially stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers. On Friday, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and a range of other banks, including Lloyd’s, demanded that Thomas Cook Group PLC find £200 million ($250 million) in funding by next week. Without this injection, the company could…

INCIDENT Delta #DL2353 declared an emergency diverted to Tampa after cabin pressurization issue – oxygen masks dropped

Delta Flight 2353 departed for Fort Lauderdale before making an emergency landing in Tampa. The airline reportedly called the unscheduled stop a “controlled descent” made out of “an abundance of caution” following a cabin pressure issue. Passengers posted photos of oxygen masks hanging overhead as the Boeing 767-300, which had been flying at 39,000 feet,…

BREAKING A Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 didn’t deploy landing gear on final approach to Melbourne

A Vietnam Airlines flight was within one minute of landing at Melbourne Airport on Thursday morning when air traffic controllers noticed the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s landing gear was still up. Air safety officials have launched an investigation into the incident, regarded as extremely serious because the plane came so close to the ground without landing…