Staff leave Peterborough’s Thomas Cook head office for final time as customers wait for flights - travel giant’s collapse in photos

Some of the near 1,200 members of Thomas Cook staff in Peterborough have left the travel giant’s head office in Lynch Wood for the final time after a last meeting this morning following the company’s collapse.

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 4:05 pm
Staff leaving Thomas Cook's headquarters in Lynch Wood. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Staff leaving Thomas Cook's headquarters in Lynch Wood. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The firm announced early on Monday that it had ceased trading after failing to secure a last-ditch rescue deal, leaving an estimated 150,000 Britons abroad awaiting repatriation. Others have been left waiting for flights.

Thomas Cook's head office in Lynch Wood
Thomas Cook's head office in Lynch Wood

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Thomas Cook's head office in Lynch Wood
Staff at Thomas Cook's head office in Lynch Wood
Staff at Thomas Cook's head office in Lynch Wood
Staff at Thomas Cook's head office in Lynch Wood
Empty check-in desks at Manchester Airport. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Staff leaving Thomas Cook's headquarters in Lynch Wood. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Staff leaving Thomas Cook's head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: Joe Giddens/Lynch Wood
A Thomas Cook aircraft parked at Manchester Airport. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Thomas Cook aircraft parked at Manchester Airport. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
A Thomas Cook aircraft parked at Manchester Airport. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
A sign at the empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Katie O' Mara (left) and Maddison Millar (centre) talk to a government member of staff in front of empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire CITY_ThomasCook_11002644.JPG
Empty check-in desks at Manchester Airport. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Martin Nowell and Pixie Flageul in front of empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
A member of staff leaving the Thomas Cook head office in Lynch Wood. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
A member of staff leaving the Thomas Cook head office in Lynch Wood. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Members of staff at the Thomas Cook head office in Lynch Wood. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
An information notice is held up at Manchester Airport. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Staff from TUI and the Government at Gatwick Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Staff leaving Thomas Cook's headquarters in Lynch Wood. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
A woman walks past the Wimbledon branch of Thomas Cook. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire CITY_ThomasCook_10205219.JPG
The empty Thomas Cook outlet at Serpentine Green. Photo: David Lowndes
The empty Thomas Cook outlet at Serpentine Green. Photo: David Lowndes
The empty Thomas Cook outlet at Serpentine Green. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Thomas Cook staff leave the head office at Lynch Wood. Photo: David Lowndes
Katie O' Mara (left) and Maddison Millar (centre) talk to a government member of staff in front of empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport in Sussex. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Martin Nowell and Pixie Flageul in front of empty Thomas Cook check-in desks at Gatwick Airport in Sussex. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Lewis Bromiley and his wife Amy Bromiley who had booked a £7,000 honeymoon to the Maldives in January 2020 with tour operator Thomas Cook. Photo: Collect/PA Wire