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Thomas Cook's German wings aim to fly on

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Thomas Cook's German wings aim to fly on

Thomas Cook's German wings aim to fly on

Thomas Cook's German tour operator is aiming for survival, while its German airline is getting state help to stay in the air - moves that are certain to raise questions back in the UK.

Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Thomas Cook's German wings aim to fly on

For Thomas Cook customers, the pain goes on: (SOUNDBITE) (English) SCOTTISH TOURIST THAT USED THOMAS COOK, SAMANTHA, SAYING: "We might be here for three days.

We turned up, we don't actually know if we're getting home.

It's ridiculous.

These travelers in Mexico just some of the thousands still stranded after the travel firm went bust.

Wednesday (September 25) will see over seventy flights bring another 16,500 people back to the UK.

Thomas Cook's German wing plans to fly on though.

On Wednesday it declared insolvency, but said it aimed to keep trading.

The German unit says it's in talks with investors, and has support to restructure and continue operations.

It's a similar story at Thomas Cook's German airline, Condor.

Late Tuesday (September 24) Berlin said it would guarantee a bridging loan for the carrier worth 380 million euros - about 418 million dollars.

Economy minister Peter Altmaier says it's justified as Condor is a profitable business.

But the aid will still need approval from Brussels.

The assistance, and the survival of the German firms, is certain to raise questions back in the UK.

There ministers said bailing out Thomas Cook would just be throwing good money after bad.




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