Thousands of tourists stranded in Tunisia to be flown into Manchester this weekend on mercy flights
Thousands of holidaymakers left stranded after a terrorist attack in Tunisia were due to fly back into Manchester on Saturday.
Travellers have since spoken of their desperation to escape the North African country after the horror unfolded yesterday afternoon. And tour operator Thomson is to lay to on half a dozen mercy flights.
The six specially chartered services will be among the first wave of arrivals at the airport on Saturday morning, the M.E.N has learned.
Meanwhile, passengers flying to Tunisia are being offered the chance to switch destination or change the date of their holiday following the devastating terror attack.
Tunisair takes deliver of first A330-200
Named “Tunis”, the wide-body aircraft flew out from Toulouse and landed at Tunis-Carthage Airport in the evening, thus joining
the airline’s existing fleet of Airbus aircraft comprising four A319s and seventeen A320s.
Boasting an entirely new, fully equipped cabin, Tunisair’s A330-200 will offer its passengers greater comfort, more space, Wi-Fi connectivity and the very latest-generation in-flight entertainment system, the manufacturer said. The new Tunisair cabin can accommodate 24 passengers in business class and 242 in economy class.
“I am extremely happy to welcome the A330-200 to our fleet, its unique profitability and unrivalled operating costs will allow us to develop our operations and win new market shares, thus supporting our country’s growth in the areas of tourism and economic development,” said Sara Rejeb, President and Chief Operating Officer of Tunisair, during the ceremony.