Travellers stranded in Turkey as Scanway goes bust
Around 200 people are stranded in Turkey with the bankruptcy of the Danish travel agency Scanway-Tyrkiet Eksperten (“Turkey Expert”) when a charter flight due to bring them back to Aalborg was cancelled.
The company has officially applied to the Travel Guarantee Fund to take responsibility for customers abroad as well as those who have bought future trips through the company but not yet left.
“The Travel Guarantee Fund will now arrange for them to get home,” said Deniz Jensen, the agency’s sales and marketing director. “I think all my colleagues and competitors will agree that this has been the worst summer ever.”
Birgitte Fjeldhoff, director of the Travel Guarantee Fund: “We’re arranging to get those passengers home who have bought a travel package, i.e. flight and hotel, and flight customers with bankruptcy insurance.”
It is not yet clear how many customers will be able to get a refund. The travel agency claimed to be the third biggest in Denmark.
[pictured: Antalya; courtesy GoTurkey]