Bristol Airport has discussed plans for routes served exclusively by Thomas Cook prior to the liquidation of the travel group.

The airline collapsed last month, leading to Britain's largest peace-related return and recovering more than 150,000 vacationers – an exercise that was completed on Monday.

Most of the destinations served by Thomas Cook from Bristol Airport were also served by other companies, but two were not.

Since the collapse of Thomas Cook, aircraft from Bristol no longer fly to Preveza in Greece and Almeria in Spain.

A spokesman for Bristol Airport said, "Since the collapse of Thomas Cook, our main focus has been on helping passengers and colleagues affected by recent events.

"In the course of Operation Matterhorn of the Civil Aviation Authority, a total of 42 return flights have returned more than 7,000 passengers to Bristol Airport over the past two weeks.

"While most of the destinations served by Thomas Cook from Bristol Airport are already being offered by other airlines, we will work with partners to replace lost seating capacity to meet the demand of tourists in our region."

The news comes after Hays Travel has agreed to buy all 555 Thomas Cook stores in the UK and save 2,500 jobs.

Thomas Cook had business in Bedminster, Kingswood and Cribbs Causeway.

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