Thomas Cook adds capacity at Birmingham Airport

Thomas Cook Airlines is to offer an additional 47,000 seats and four new destinations from Birmingham Airport in summer 2015.

Thomas Cook Airlines jet

The carrier is currently replacing part of its Midlands-based fleet, switching from three Boeing 757s to three Airbus A321s plus one A320.

For summer 2015, there will be a 20% increase in flight seats available with Thomas Cook Airlines.  These include three 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.

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.”

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.”

Thomas Cook Airlines has added six new Airbus A321s 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 by 2016.

Sourced from TTG Digital

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