November 1 – Manchester United are offering free travel to fans who had booked travel through Thomas Cook for their Europa League tie away to Astana in Kazakhstan on November 28.
Thomas Cook went bust in September leaving hundreds of fans of Premier League clubs competing in Europe without travel and tickets to the matches booked through the company. Thomas Cook were an official travel partner of Man Utd selling home match breaks, stadium tours and European away matches.
The club said Thomas Cook “had pre-sold a small number of tickets and hospitality for a number of home matches this season, along with travel packages to the Astana UEFA Europa League away leg.”
To fill the travel gap, the club will charter an aircraft for the fixture is inviting supporters who have proof of booking with Thomas Cook to travel free of charge. The flight will depart on the evening of Wednesday 27 November, returning immediately after the game.
“We have been working through a range of contingency plans to minimise the impact of the Thomas Cook situation for our supporters. We are pleased to be able to confirm that Manchester United will be operating a complimentary trip to the forthcoming match against FC Astana in Kazakhstan for those who were impacted by the insolvency of Thomas Cook,: said a Man Utd spokesperson.
“Beyond the Astana fixture, we are investigating longer term options around facilitating European travel for our loyal fans.”
Fans looking to claim their free flight have until November 4 to supply detail of their original Thomas Cook booking to the club. The club said fans with tickets but without travel could apply for seats on the plane.
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