'RIP Thomas Cook', public leave moving tributes outside store

24 September 2019, 10:11 | Updated: 24 September 2019, 10:18

The Manchester branch of, the now defunct, Thomas Cook
The Manchester branch of, the now defunct, Thomas Cook. Picture: Global's Newsroom
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Moving tributes have been left outside Thomas Cook in Manchester following the collapse of the tour operator.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has repatriated nearly 15,000 Thomas Cook customers following the travel company's collapse.

CAA completed 64 flights on the first day of the operation, bringing 14,700 people back to the UK.

It is expected to bring back 16,800 people on 74 flights on Tuesday.

Flowers were left outside the branch
Flowers were left outside the branch. Picture: Global's Newsroom

Thomas Cook customers are reminded to check thomascook.caa.co.uk for further information.

Some Thomas Cook customers left cards, notes and flowers outside one store to express their sorrow at the closure of the travel giant.

The Manchester store was a focal point for tributes
The Manchester store was a focal point for tributes. Picture: Global's Newsroom

One message to staff said they hoped they managed to find their feet following the loss of 9,000 jobs.

Well wishers left messages of support for staff who lost their jobs
Well wishers left messages of support for staff who lost their jobs. Picture: Global's Newsroom

One simply said "thank you for the service."

While another just said "Rest in peace Thomas Cook."

"Rest in peace Thomas Cook"
"Rest in peace Thomas Cook". Picture: Global's Newsroom

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