Thomas Cook Airlines discovers 18 new city pairs from UK

Leeds Bradford welcomed the start of two new Turkish services courtesy of Thomas Cook Airlines, with twice-weekly operations to Antalya and Dalaman. As part of the inaugural celebrations, the UK airport surprised the first people at check in with complimentary lounge access. Mr and Mrs Goulder-Plumb were jetting off for a two-week break in Turkey and were able to start their holiday in style in the airport’s new first class lounge, The 1432 Runway Club.

  • Thomas Cook Airlines has added 18 new routes to its UK portfolio over the last week, with 10 airports benefiting from the expansion. The most popular day for flights are Mondays, with five of the 23 extra weekly sectors being flown on that day, with Tuesdays and Fridays being the least-used days of the week, with just two flights on each. Four of the routes are resumptions, with Glasgow (GLA) to Kos (KGS) being last served in October 2015; Manchester (MAN) to Funchal (FNC) having previously be flown up until April 2014; the most recent re-start is Manchester to Mytilene (MJT) which was last operated in October 2016; and finally Manchester to Thessaloniki (SKG) was formerly served in September 2012.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
01-May Bristol (BRS) Hurghada (HRG) A321 (1) TUI Airways (1)
Newcastle (NCL) Enfidha (NBE)  
02-May Leeds Bradford (LBA) Dalaman (DLM) A321 (2) Jet2.com (2)
London Stansted (STN) Enfidha (NBE) A320 (1)  
Manchester (MAN) Thessaloniki (SKG) A321 (2) easyJet (3), Jet2.com (2), TUI Airways (1)
03-May Leeds Bradford (LBA) Antalya (AYT) Jet2.com (2)
London Luton (LTN) Dalaman (DLM) easyJet (2)
Manchester (MAN) Funchal (FNC) easyJet (2), Jet2.com (2), TUI Airways (2)
04-May Birmingham (BHX) Girona (GRO) A321 (1) Ryanair (3), Jet2.com (2)
Cardiff (CWL) Antalya (AYT)  
05-May Bristol (BRS) Girona (GRO) A320 (1) Ryanair (5)
Edinburgh (EDI) Antalya (AYT) A321 (1) Jet2.com (1)
Manchester (MAN) Girona (GRO) Ryanair (3), Jet2.com (2), TUI Airways (1)
Mytilene (MJT)  
06-May Birmingham (BHX) Thessaloniki (SKG) A320 (1) Jet2.com (1)
Bristol (BRS) Preveza (PVK)  
07-May Glasgow (GLA) Kos (KGS) A321 (1) easyJet (2)
Newcastle (NCL) Bodrum (BJV) Jet2.com (1)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 8 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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