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Permission to fly: Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics is granted the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC)

The new Spanish airline plans a start of flight operations this week.

Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics (TCAB) on March 20 was granted an AOC. This means that the new Spanish airline can formally operate as an airline. The AOC comes following months of preparatory work. The new Spanish airline will start flight operations on Saturday, March 24, according to current plans.

The new airline, Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, is part of Thomas Cook Group Airlines’ growth plans, giving it a new base in its most popular destination from which it can provide flights to support its other airlines, according to seasonal demand. To ensure full integration the Board of Directors includes members of the senior team from Thomas Cook Group Airlines and is chaired by Paul Hutchings, Group Director of Flight Operations. Accountable Manager of Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics is Juan Manuel Gallego.

The new airline will commence operations with five Airbus A320 aircraft during summer 2018. These aircraft will initially take over short and medium-haul flights for Thomas Cook’s German airline Condor to replace third party aircraft leases.

This announcement of the new AOC follows the recent announcement of the granted AOC for Thomas Cook Aviation, the other new airline of Thomas Cook Group Airline, based in Germany, following the collapse of Air Berlin.

Top Photo: Thomas Cook Airlines.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Thomas Cook Airlines (Balearics) Airbus A320-214 EC-MTJ (msn 1954) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 941315.

New Spanish airline, AOC March 20, start March 24, 2018

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Thomas Cook Group Airlines creates a new airline based in Majorca

Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) Airbus A321-211 WL G-TCDO (msn 7055) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 937660.

Thomas Cook Group Airlines has launched a new airline, based in Majorca, to supplement its existing operations. Currently operating ongoing airlines in Germany, the UK and Scandinavia, Thomas Cook Group Airlines has applied for a new Airline Operator Certificate (AOC) in Majorca with the aim of scheduling the first flights from early 2018.

The new airline, Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, is part of Thomas Cook Group Airlines’ growth plans, giving it a new base in its most popular destination from which it can provide flights to support its other airlines, according to seasonal demand. The new base in Majorca will provide the Group with greater operational flexibility at a competitive cost, while allowing it to maintain closer control over the quality and customer experience than its current third-party lease arrangements.

The new airline will commence operations with at least three Airbus A320 aircraft which previously operated for Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium. These aircraft will initially take over short and medium-haul flights for Thomas Cook’s German airline Condor to replace third party aircraft leases.

Christoph Debus, Chief Airline Officer Thomas Cook Group, said: “The new airline and base will provide us with the right platform to better manage the seasonal demand in our business, giving us more control at lower cost as we continue to expand the choice of destinations we offer our customers. With more than one million Thomas Cook customers flying into Palma every year, we have a strong existing infrastructure on which to build.”

This announcement of the new AOC follows the recent agreement with Air Transat for the exchange of aircraft on a seasonal basis to better balance the seasonal demand for short and medium-haul aircraft in the European and Canadian leisure airline markets.

Copyright Photo: Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) Airbus A321-211 WL G-TCDO (msn 7055) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 937660.

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