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Flight costs will 'Rocket'

AIR fares for flights from Ercan airport could be pushed up because of the knock-on effect of the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook and its airline, TRNC tourism bosses have warned.

Flight costs will 'Rocket'

By KEREM HASAN

Chief Reporter

Some 15,000 Thomas Cook customers were in Cyprus at the time the company went bust on Monday, leading to the costs of flights from South Cyprus airports to the UK “rocketing”.

While Thomas Cook did not provide package holidays for North Cyprus, some TRNC tourists were still affected because they had booked Thomas Cook Airlines flights via South Cyprus.

Cyprus Paradise, a leading North Cyprus tour operator, confirmed to this newspaper that 150 of their customers had fallen victim.

A spokesman from the British High Commission told Cyprus Today that the Greek Cypriot Deputy Minister for Tourism had estimated that around 15,000Thomas Cook customers were on the island, around 50 per cent of whom had arrived from the UK with 40 per cent from Scandinavian countries and 10 per cent from Germany.

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