A couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary have described the horrific scenes at a Turkish airport after a cancelled flight left hundreds stranded for almost 24 hours.

James MacDonald, 40, was celebrating with wife, Sheree, in Turkey when he was struck with chaos on his way home.

A flight bound for Glasgow Airport suffered a technical failure in Antalya, leaving hundreds stranded.

Children were seen sleeping on suitcases covered in nothing but jackets after the passengers of the Thomas Cook flight 111 from Antalya Airport to Glasgow were allegedly taken off the aircraft and told to wait outside the airport.

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Mr MacDonald has revealed he and his wife are still in the airport, despite Thomas Cook assuring The Evening Times all passengers had been sorted with accommodation.

"It's close to 24 hours in here for us," he exclusively told the Evening Times. "There were at least ten small children agitated and abandoned outside at 3am and they were still there at 8am.

"Two ladies in wheelchairs sitting outside in 35-degree heat. I don't even know if there are toilets for them.

"You would get looked after better in jail."

The pair have since booked a flight home with Jet2, saying they cannot rely on the promises of Thomas Cook to get them back to Scotland.

Evening Times:

"My wife asked Thomas cook rep for some water and was handed an empty cup," he added. "We have slept on dead fly-ridden shelves on and off.

"Some people - kids and elderly - have hotels. We do not grudge them that one bit."

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It comes amid widespread fears the travel company could go bust and is reportedly in talks to increase the size of a rescue package to £1 billion.

Evening Times:

A spokesman for Thomas Cook said: "Due to a technical fault our flight back to Glasgow from Antalya is delayed. Engineers are working to get the aircraft serviceable as quickly as possible.

"Hotel accommodation has been arranged for passengers while they wait."

Thomas Cook has been approached for further comment from the Evening Times.