Thousands of tourists have been left stranded across the world after Air Finland announced its shock bankruptcy this week.
Those who booked package breaks via Air Finland Holidays will be entitled to a free return flights and reimbursements under the Consumer Agency guarantee system, but those who only booked flights will have to fork out for the returns themselves.
Many holidaymakers will have to cut their trips short as officials struggle to find enough seats on flights to send people home. According to Petteri Lehtonen, head of the Consumer Agency’s package tour department, there are 1,058 package tour clients stranded in Spain, Egypt, Greece and Turkey, but around 2,000 needing flights altogether.
Officials are scrambling to arrange return flights for the package tour clients as soon as possible. Those with yet unused tickets may be offered new flights or holidays to other destinations.