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Last Updated: Thursday December 17 2009 07:04 GMT

Airline goes bust stranding 4,500

A Flyglobespan plane

Thousands of passengers have been stranded round Europe after Scotland's biggest airline collapsed.

Flyglobespan went bust on Wednesday and immediately cancelled all its flights, leaving 4,500 people stuck in places like Spain, Portugal, and Cyprus.

All 800 staff have lost their jobs, and some of them including pilots and cabin crew are stuck in other countries too.

Some passengers will get their money back while others are having to try to book - and pay for - new flights home.

'Very worried'

Ralph from Kirkaldy is staying in Lanzarote in Spain. He told the BBC: "Just found out from family back home.

"We do not know if we are covered to get home, we are very worried now."

A Flyglobespan passenger
Thousands of passengers have been left stranded

And Tom from Prestwick who worked for the airline as cabin crew added: "I have been with them for five years and they haven't even bothered to contact us.

"We're just hearing things through Facebook. No one has told me that I don't have a job."

All this comes in the same week that British Airways cabin crew announced they'll strike over Christmas which could ruin holiday plans for around a million travellers.