Thomas Cook Airlines to add new aircraft and routes at Birmingham Airport for Summer 2015

Thomas Cook Airlines has today announced that it will base an additional aircraft at Birmingham Airport
for summer 2015. The Thomas Cook Airlines fleet will also change to become three Airbus A321 aircraft,
replacing the current Boeing 757 fleet, with the increase to four aircraft completed with an Airbus A320
As a result, the airline will be able to offer 47,000 more flight seats and holidays to customers in the
Midlands. Over the last few months, Thomas Cook Airlines has added six brand new Airbus A321 aircraft
to its UK fleet, and this is set to continue in 2015 with three further deliveries from Airbus as part of the
25 aircraft being delivered to the Thomas Cook Group Airlines by 2016.  With the airlines new fleet based
at airports across the UK , Birmingham Airport is also set to become a base featuring the new aircraft in
the airlines new Sunny Heart livery
Rob Thompson, Thomas Cook Airline’s Director of Planning, said, "With increasing demand from
holidaymakers for regional departures, it’s great news for travellers from the Midlands as we add more
flexibility and choice with flights and holidays from Birmingham Airport"

"As a base that will include one of our new aircraft, we’re convinced that our customers will love the
new comfort and reliability offered by our new fleet – and the great range of brand new flights for
Birmingham Airport to Mytilene and Kalamata in Greece, and Djerba in Tunisia – and the daily service
to Dalaman in Turkey, our most popular destination"

William Pearson, Aviation Development Director at Birmingham Airport, said: "Thomas Cook’s decision
to base an additional aircraft at Birmingham and introduce these exciting new routes means passengers
looking to book a holiday for summer 15 now have even greater choice. Holidaymakers flying from
Birmingham will also be able to take advantage of Thomas Cook’s new fleet of aircraft, including the
brand new Airbus A321"

For summer 2015, there will be a 20 per cent increase in flight seats available with Thomas Cook Airlines
-these include three brand new destinations for Birmingham Airport to Mytilene - Lesbos, Greece, Kalamata
- Greece - and Djerba - Tunisia - on top of the new-for-Thomas Cook destination of Paphos.  The airline will
also now be able to offer daily flights to Dalaman, as well as increased frequencies to Zante, Mahon, Bodrum,
Antalya, Izmir, Bourgas and Fuerteventura 

Monday 14 July 2014


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