If Thomas Cook, with 178 years of experience, can go to the wall, what hope is there for others selling traditional package holidays? Photograph: Digital Vision/Getty

Michael O’Leary knows how to grab a headline. This week the Ryanair boss declared that he thinks the package-holiday market “is screwed, it’s over... (...)

Former Thomas Cook employees hold placards as they demonstrate outside of Manchester Central convention complex at the annual Conservative Party conference at the in Manchester. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The UK’s accounting watchdog has launched an investigation into EY’s 2018 audit of Thomas Cook in the wake of the collapse of the 178 year-old travel (...)

As many as one million people have have lost future bookings with thomas Cook. Photograph: EPA

What has happened to Thomas Cook? The 178-year-old tour operator has collapsed after weekend rescue efforts failed and it went into compulsory liquida(...)

The first flight repatriating stranded Thomas Cook passengers from New York was due to arrive in Manchester at about 5pm Irish time. File photograph: PA Wire

The collapse of Thomas Cook spread chaos through the international travel industry on Monday as the failure of the 178-year-old travel company left hu(...)

A historic Thomas Cook retail store in London, pictured in 1992. The travel company ceased trading after 178 years on September 23rd, 2019. Photograph: Adam Butler/PA Wire

Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the l(...)

BA chief Alex Cruz  appeared to be more concerned about celebrating the group’s centenary. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Last weekend, as furious British Airways customers besieged the airline with complaints about the looming pilots strike, Alex Cruz appeared to be more(...)

Rescuers, passengers and crew members  gather in a field following the  emergency landing near Zhukovsky International Airport in Moscow. Photograph: Reuters

Two Russian pilots safely landed an airliner carrying 233 people in a cornfield outside Moscow after striking a flock of birds, prompting the Kremlin(...)

Cathay Pacific’s four-times-weekly flight from Dublin to Hong Kong runs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Cathay Pacific has been forced to cancel a number of services in and out of Hong Kong, including those from several European cities, as a result of th(...)

A staff member stands in the Cathay Pacific Airways check-in area at Hong Kong’s International Airport on August 10, 2019.  Hong Kong pro-democracy activists kept up the pressure on authorities with a colourful “family rally” and a sit-in at the city’s airport, as protests enter a third month. Photograph: VIVEK PRAKASH/AFP/Getty Images

China’s aviation authority cracked down on Cathay Pacific after employees joined protests in Hong Kong, in Beijing’s starkest warning yet to businesse(...)

Caroline Normand, Which? Director of Advocacy, said some airlines had left people stranded.

One of Europe’s leading consumer groups has called for “rip-off no-show clauses” which some airlines use to maximise profits if passengers miss the ou(...)

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