Saturday, September 13, 2008

XL holiday firm collapse: Stranded tourists tell of relief at coming home

By Andrew Alderson, Chief Reporter Last Updated: 2:32PM BST 13 Sep 2008

Holidaymakers stranded abroad by the collapse of XL Leisure Group have told of their relief at finally arriving home.
Holidaymakers stranded abroad are beginning to make their way home. A massive airlift was under way to bring some of the 85,000 tourists who were caught out by the shut-down of Britain's third largest tour operator.

This morning, passengers flew into Gatwick Airport on a specially-chartered Monarch Airlines flight from Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, and spoke of their joy at getting home. Alison Hill, 37, said she was left in tears as she worried she would not be able to find a flight back to the UK.

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