Some 50,000 holidaymakers stranded in Greece due to the collapse of the Thomas Cook tour operator are to be repatriated in the coming days.

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis told Skai television on Monday.The first 22,000 are to be repatriated over the next 3 days, adding that aircraft were to arrive on Monday at Zakynthos, Kos and Corfu. He indicated that the repatriation was being organized by Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority.
Founded in 1841, Thomas Cook served 19 million customers a year with a staff of 22,000 in 16 countries, including 1,200 employees in Greece.