Thomas Cook Airlines launches services from five UK bases

Thomas Cook Airlines launched four new routes from Birmingham Airport this week, to Comiso and Naples in Italy, Mytilene in Greece and Malta. Louise Arscott, Regional Manager, Thomas Cook Airlines and William Pearson, Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport had the cake baked and the flags flying with the airline’s crew members.

  • Thomas Cook Airlines launched nine routes this week, including four from Birmingham (BHX). William Pearson, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: “We are delighted that Thomas Cook has launched these new flights from Birmingham Airport. The airline is not only offering more capacity on popular leisure routes, but also introducing a brand new destination from Birmingham to Comiso which means passengers can now visit the beautiful island of Sicily from the Midlands. Thomas Cook is an established airline that offers something for all passengers, from flight-only to all-inclusive holidays and we welcome its decision to expand from Birmingham.” Aviation Director for Thomas Cook, James Burrows, said: “This is a really exciting year for us at Birmingham, with some great new routes for both independent travellers and package holiday customers. Together with Birmingham Airport, we’re going to more and more great holiday destinations to give our customers the choice they deserve for their hard-earned holidays.” The leisure airline also operated its first weekly flight (Sundays) to Corfu (CFU) from London Luton (LTN) on 7 May, the arrival of the 14th airline at the London airport and the 14th new route so far this year. See how Birmingham Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
02-May Birmingham (BHX) Naples (NAP) A320 (1) Thomson Airways (2)
Newcastle (NCL) Paphos (PFO) A32S (1) (2), Thomson Airways (2)
03-May Birmingham (BHX) Comiso (CIY) A320 (1)  
04-May Malta (MLA) Ryanair (3), Air Malta (1),Thomson Airways (1)
Manchester (MAN) Mykonos (JMK) A321 (2) easyJet (2)
05-May Split (SPU) easyJet (2), (2), Thomson Airways (1)
06-May Birmingham (BHX) Mytilene (MJT) A320 (1)  
Bristol (BRS) Almeria (LEI) A321 (1)  
07-May London Luton (LTN) Corfu (CFU) easyJet (4), Thomson Airways (1)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 9 May 2017. WF = Weekly frequencies.


  1. GLAflyer says:

    Further to the above new routes, Thomas Cook launched a new Glasgow to Alicante route. Flights are operating every Tuesday and Saturday.

    Thomas Cook competes head-to-head with easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and Thomson Airways on the popular Glasgow to Alicante route with Glasgow Airport offering more flights to Alicante than any other Scottish airport.

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