Hundreds of Czechs left stranded in Tunisia as chartered flight fails to show

Three hundred Czech tourists were left stranded in Tunisia on Sunday while the same amount again were left waiting in Brno and Ostrava after it emerged that a tour operator had failed to organise their chartered flights. Travel agency Sunny Days said that passengers in Brno and Ostrava, who were supposed to fly to Tunisia on Saturday evening would board their aircraft before midnight tonight. Similarly, the tour operator said that passengers in Djerba would be put on a flight home before midnight on Sunday. The agency said that those who had been left stranded in the Czech Republic had been compensated and offered an extension to their holiday. Those who return to the Czech Republic from Tunisia on Monday morning will also receive compensation, the owner of the travel service, Rida Bin Ahmad said. According to airline CSA, no planes were ordered by the agency and the mix-up was not their fault. A spokesperson for Sunny Days would not comment upon what had happened.

Author: Rosie Johnston