Honiton tourists stuck in Cyprus

PUBLISHED: 10:25 21 April 2010 | UPDATED: 01:08 16 June 2010

AS tourists start arriving back in Britain following a prolonged flight ban, caused by a cloud of volcanic ash, a group of holidaymakers from Honiton have contacted the Midweek Herald for help – from Cyprus.

AS tourists start arriving back in Britain following a prolonged flight ban, caused by a cloud of volcanic ash, a group of holidaymakers from Honiton have contacted the Midweek Herald for help - from Cyprus.

The party of eight includes Sue Burns-Price, who works at Colyton Grammar School.

"We are stuck in Cyprus," she said. "We were due to fly back to Heathrow last Saturday, but are holed up in the Petrou Bros Hotel, in Larnaca, with several other families and we have no information whatsoever - other than what is on the news."

"We have 'phoned the High Commission in Cyprus, Cyprus Airways in the UK and visited the Cyprus Airways enquiry desk at the airport - and the message is the same 2watch the news and turn up at the airport as soon as we hear that the UK airports have re-opened'.

"No-one is interested in taking our contact numbers or e-mail addresses, and an evacuation of Brits stuck on islands in the Med does not seem to have been considered by anyone!"

Ms Burns-Price added: "We have spent our holiday budgets (one of our group is a self-employed landscape gardener, so is losing money every day he is here) and we all have commitments - jobs, schools etc - so we are desperate to get home as soon as possible. Help!


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