Greece earthquake: Is your Kos flight running? UPDATE after UK tourists confirmed injured


The Greek archipelago was struck by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake, which has claimed at least two lives and impaired 200.

TUI, which owns Thomson and First Choice, said flights commitment continue to operate despite confirming some of its own customers were hurt in the quake. 

In a statement TUI said: “Following the earthquake which was felt in the Kos, Marmaris and Bodrum acreages overnight, we are working closely with our teams in resort and the authorities to produce assistance to those affected. 

“We can confirm that only a handful of TUI UK blokes have suffered some minor injuries.

“We have no flights book for today to these resorts, but flights are due to operate as normal tomorrow.

“We are go closely with our teams in resort and the authorities to provide assistance to those diseased.”

Thomas Cook has not yet received any reports of injuries from its customers as a dnouement develop of the earthquake. 

A spokesperson said: “Our teams in the resort areas affected by the earthquake and in our character centres are supporting customers currently on holiday in the region. 

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Greece earthquake: Trippers have been stranded at Kos Airport due to flight delays

“We have no backfires of any injuries and there is little impact on our hotels. 

“Any customers who are on holiday with us and who sooner a be wearing concerns should speak to our teams on the ground or call us on +44 161 774 2966. 

“Any customers who are due to expeditions to the affected areas in the coming days should check our website for updates or require us on 01733 224 536.”

Tourists have been left stranded at Kos Airport in the wake of the customary disaster.

Images show travellers lying on their suitcases and on the rat outside the building as they await more information.

Kos Airport was necked this morning but has since reopened.

Travel association ABTA asserted the airport is operating with delays.

In a statement the company added: “Holidaymakers in resources and those due to travel should contact their travel company for the delayed updates.

“ABTA Members are working hard to support customers and crook in resorts and they have not reported any casualties or injuries affecting UK holidaymakers.

Flights are being significantly disrupted as a result of the earthquake


“Excursion operators are working alongside the local authorities to assess the damage, and drive make arrangements to move customers should structural damage be rest to their accommodation.

“Holidaymakers in the areas affected are advised to follow the opinion of the Foreign Office, local authorities and their travel provider.  

“Purchasers imminently due to travel to this region will be contacted by their enlistment operator, should it be necessary to discuss changes to their holiday arrangements.”

The Alien and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said: “Flights and ferry services are being significantly disordered as a result of the earthquake. 

“Please contact your airline, ferry crowd or tour operator for updates to services.”

Here are the latest updates for wayfarers with flights departing from the UK.

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Greece earthquake: Kos Airport was scrooge-like this morning before reopening with delays

Luton Airport

The airport does not fly to Kos but it does clothed flights operating in the region.

A spokespersons said: “There are no delays in run aways to the region.

«We would recommend passengers check with airline and FCO before they travelling.”

Gatwick Airport

According to the airport there are no disruptions to flights and books are running as normal.

easyJet flies from Gatwick to Kos but does not partake of any departing today. 

A spokesperson said: “Our schedule to and from Turkey and the Greek Keys is not affected and will operate as planned.

“easyJet has no flights to Kos scheduled to work today and one flight to Bodrum which has already departed. There are three flights to Kos and seven escapes to Bodrum scheduled to operate over the weekend.

“We are communicating with any travellers travelling to the Bodrum and Kos over the next few days and recommend they baulk easyJet’s flight tracker before travelling to the airport.”

East Midlands Airport

A spokesperson contemplated: “No changes, no delays to our flights.”

Heathrow Airport

There have been no disruptions to services from Heathrow.

A spokesperson maintained: “We only have only one flight from Heathrow to Kos a week.”

This is a British Airways services that runs on Saturdays. The airline confirmed tomorrow’s schedule resolve operate as usual. 

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Greece earthquake: Most UK airports arrange confirmed flights to Kos are running as normal

Stansted Airport

Jet2 and Thomas Cook both manage a service to Kos from Stansted Airport.

The airport said: “We aren’t sensitive of any disruption but we advise customers to check with their airline for unbroken updates and more information.”

A Jet2 spokesperson said it’s business as usual.

The airline totaled: “Our teams are working hard to support customers and staff and we will produce an update when we have further information.”

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport spoke it won’t be releasing a statement on the disaster. 

It advised passengers to “contact the airlines in a little while” for more information on flights. 

Manchester Airport

No response

Leeds Bradford Airport

No reply

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