Small plane crash kills 28

28 people have died after a passenger plane crashed into houses in Goma City in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo according to locals. Nine family members on the ground and 17, passesngers and two crew members were among the victims. The small aircraft went down in the Mapendo neighbourhood after “missing” its take-off from the…

Peter Frankhauser grilled

Thomas Cook’s CEO Peter Frankhauser tells MPs that government refused to support rescue plan led the178-year-old travel company’s collapse. He had spoken to ministers in the government of Bulgaria, Spain, Greece and Turkey  in Thomas Cook’s final week – but not the UK as the company tried to piece together  a rescue plan. A committee…

Little bit of kindness doesn’t not anything

  When Thomas Cook folded suddenly leaving customers and staff stranded all over the world. Certain airlines wanted  to charge Thomas Cook staff £10, 000 each to return home. But Virgin Atlantic  flew Thomas Cook crew home  free of charge in upper class. Employers would not go this far to help staff let alone staff…

Counting the cost of Thomas Cook collpase

Thomas Cook would have run out cash within days according to a court witness statement by its Chief Executive. The travel group was facing demands of almost £500m from a long list of hotel partners and creditors at the end of September 2019 according to insolvency documents filed by the company. It was left with…

Thomas Cook approached government for a £200m bailout

Thomas Cook has approached the UK government for a bailout to save itself from collapse after its lenders threatened to pull out of a proposed rescue deal. The travel group  was locked in talks yesterday with multiple potential investors which include the government providing a lifeline of £200m as part of the demand from its…

BA pilots call off further strikes

British Airways pilots have called off the next strike in their dispute, scheduled for 27 September 2019 saying “ It was now time for a period of reflection before the dispute escalates further and irreparable damages is done to the brand. We hoped BA would now change its approach and negotiate seriously with a view…

BA strike action threatens to ground 850 flights

British Airways pilots have threatened to ground planes and escalate pressure on the airline which is preparing to cancel almost all of its 850 flights during strike action on Monday in a dispute over pay. The government has intervened and asked the UK’s flag carrier for the two sides “to get around the table and…