Note that the article refers to airline seats rather than overnight stays as Thomas Cook also has an aircraft fleet.
These places, according to the tourist agents of our island, will be filled by the other charters airlines coming to Kefalonia from the UK. The hoteliers who hosted the company’s customers (about 26 in Cephalonia) will have to find another company to fill the gap left by Thomas Cook with its 13,000 customers).
The collapse of the tourism industry colossus Thomas Cook sounded the alarm on the world market. In fact, 38 countries have been affected by the current situation, especially in Europe, and over 8.6 million seats will be cancelled from now until the end of August 2020, according to the latest flight schedule (for the period 1 September 2019 – August 31, 2020) announced by the same company earlier this month.
The following table shows the number of airline seats, totaling 30,760, canceled for our island by the end of August 2020.
According to research by European company Mabrian Technologies , which monitors the dynamics of international tourism through cross-sectional data analysis from multiple sources, the losses are as follows:
By country (countries most affected)
- United Kingdom: 4.31 million (mainly return flights)
- Spain: 1.23 million seats
- Turkey: 0.95 million seats
- Greece: 0.61 million seats
- United States: 0.33 million seats
- Tunisia 0.17 million seats
By destination airports (excluding incoming airline locations in the UK) the 10 most affected airports are:
- Dalaman (Turkey): 465,000 seats
- Antalya (Turkey): 405,000 seats
- Tenerife (Spain): 329,000 seats
- Hurghada, Lanzarote (Spain): 215,000 seats
- Palma de Mallorca (Spain): 212,000 seats
- Hamamet (Tunisia): 169,000 seats
- Orlando (United States): 158,000 seats
- Zakynthos (Greece): 144,000 seats
- Fuerteventura (Spain): 136,000 seats
- With information from https://traveldailynews.gr