TUI Airways Thomson Airways and referred to as TUI UK, is the world's largest charter airline, offering scheduled and charter flights from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to destinations in Europe, Africa and North America. The airline carried 11.2 million passengers in 2017, making it the third-largest UK airline by total passengers, after EasyJet and British Airways. The registered office is at the TUI Travel House in Crawley, West Sussex but its head office is located in Wigmore House in Luton, Bedfordshire. TUI Airways Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence permitting it to carry passengers and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats; the airline was formed following the merger of the travel division of TUI AG and First Choice Holidays plc in September 2007 to form TUI Travel. The two companies' respective airlines and First Choice Airways, were merged under the former's Air Operator's Certificate in May 2008 and were rebranded as Thomson Airways on 1 November 2008.
TUI Travel merged with TUI AG to form TUI Group in December 2014. TUI Airways changed its legal name from Thomson Airways to TUI Airways on 2 October 2017; this was in line with sister companies TUI fly Belgium, TUI fly Deutschland, TUI fly Netherlands and TUI fly Nordic. All airlines in the group, excluding Corsair International, are now rebranded to TUI. TUI Airways has its origins in several predecessor airlines. Euravia, an airline, founded in January 1962 was renamed Britannia Airways in December 1964. Orion Airways, founded in 1979 by Horizon Holidays and owned by the large brewing firm Bass Brewery and InterContinental Hotels Group, was sold and merged into Britannia Airways in 1989. Britannia Airways was rebranded as Thomsonfly in May 2005. Air 2000 was founded in 1987, which integrated the operations of Leisure International Airways in 1998, became First Choice Airways in 2004. Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways merged following the merger of the travel division of TUI AG and First Choice Holidays PLC in September 2007.
All flights operated under the Thomsonfly CAA Air Operator's Certificate from 1 May 2008. The Thomson Airways brand was launched for the combined airline on 1 November 2008, which became the world's largest charter airline; the new brand retained the Thomsonfly colour scheme, aircraft in the fleet were repainted. Several First Choice Airways aircraft remained in the First Choice livery as they were due to be phased out of service. A new livery, named "Dynamic Wave", was introduced in May 2012. TUI Airways became the first UK airline to take delivery of the Boeing 787, receiving the first aircraft in May 2013. Passenger services with the aircraft began on 21 June 2013 with a flight between London Gatwick and Menorca. In 2013, the parent group TUI Travel, now known as TUI Group, ordered 60 Boeing 737 MAX for delivery to group airlines. TUI Airways carried 10.6 million passengers during 2015, a 2.4% increase compared with 2014. On 13 May 2015, it was announced by the TUI Group that all five of TUI's airline subsidiaries will be named TUI, whilst keeping their separate Air Operators Certificate, taking over three years to complete.
TUI Airways was the last airline to be completed in late 2017. The rebrand began with the addition of the new ` TUI' titles to its fleet. In December 2016, Thomson Holidays launched their final television advertisement using the'Thomson' brand, before integrating into the'TUI' brand. During the rebrand in 2017, the "TOMSON" callsign was dropped and replaced with "TUI AIR". In May 2017, the brand TUI Airways began to be used in several areas and was implemented on all flight tracker applications. Most of the aircraft had been branded with'TUI' titles and onboard items such as glasses and napkins carried the new brand. Thomson Airways changed its legal name to TUI Airways on 2 October 2017. TUI's sister company, TUI UK, has ceased using the'Thomson' brand, adopting the TUI UK brand on 18 October 2017; the airline's head office is in the Wigmore House near Bedfordshire. The facility is adjacent to Luton Airport. TUI Airways' largest base is at London-Gatwick followed by Manchester with its third largest at Birmingham.
Further aircraft are based at fourteen other UK airports. Bristol, East Midlands, London-Luton and Newcastle each have three aircraft. Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield and London-Stansted have two, whilst Belfast-International, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Norwich Airport and Aberdeen Airport are all served by a single based aircraft; this has remained consistent for many years, from summer 2018 both Glasgow and London-Luton will lose an aircraft whilst a new base will open at Aberdeen with a single aircraft and operations are increased at larger bases such as London-Gatwick. Some of these bases may have additional aircraft through certain parts of the week to service long-haul flights. From summer 2019 Glasgow will go back as having two based aircraft and Leeds/Bradford will no longer be served. Most scheduled flights operated by TUI Airways are on behalf of tour operators; the airline offers flights to destinations around the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean from 19 base airports in the United Kingdom.
Additionally, seasonal charter routes are served from Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm. As of March 2019, the TUI Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft: TUI Group has 72 737 MAXs on order for the group; the order consists of 18 MAX 10 aircraft, with the remaining orders for the MAX 8. Some of these will be used for the airline to modernise the fleet and repla
West Atlantic UK
West Atlantic UK Limited, is a British cargo airline based in Coventry, United Kingdom. It operates contract and ad hoc cargo flights worldwide within Europe as part of the West Atlantic Group; the company fleet is composed of Boeing 737 aircraft. The airline specialises in the transport of dangerous goods and radioactive products and other specialist aerial work, including oil spill response, dispersant spraying and icing trials; the prime activity of the business is the supply and operating of aircraft to night-time freight integrators and consolidators and the operation of ad hoc air charters on behalf of other airline, freight brokers and forwarders. Atlantic Airlines merged with the Swedish airline "West Air Europe" in 2008 to establish the West Atlantic Group. West Atlantic UK Ltd holds an EU Ops Air Operators Certificate with the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority and a Type A Operating Licence, permitting it to carry cargo and mail on aircraft; the airline was established in 1994.
It was formed as part of the Air Atlantique Group of Companies to specialise in the supply of contract and ad hoc cargo services. Since July 2001 West Atlantic UK has traded independently and continues to broaden its product range and capability through the marketing of its Air Operators Certificate; the company Atlantic Airlines Limited was established in March 2001 when the management performed a buy-in to the trading company. A full management buy-out was achieved on 28 May 2004 when the same management purchased all the assets of the business including aircraft, engines etc. In January 2006, Atlantic acquired the first of an order for 5 BAe ATP freighter aircraft. In February 2007, Atlantic Airlines signed an agreement with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft to long-term lease a further 6 BAe ATP freighters bringing the total orders to 11. In October 2008, it was announced that the airline would merge with West Air Sweden to form a new airline called West Atlantic with its headquarters in Sweden.
On 8 December 2009, Atlantic Airlines' biggest base, Coventry Airport, was closed for financial reasons, causing Atlantic Airlines to cease all cargo flights to and from the airport. Atlantic Airlines moved all Coventry flights to Birmingham on a temporary basis as a result; the airline recommenced operations out of Coventry Airport when it reopened after it was bought by Sir Peter Rigby. But the airline has since moved out of Coventry Airport: it set up new airline offices to the south of Coventry Airport and relocated its Operational and Line Maintenance Control Centre to East Midlands Airport; the West Atlantic Group has a large maintenance hangar at East Midlands Airport, capable of maintaining the Boeing 737 and other group aircraft types.. On 27 April 2013, Atlantic Airlines retired the last Lockheed L188 Electra from its fleet in cargo service. Atlantic Airlines was the last operator of the type outside of Canada. Ssubsequently, most of the fleet was sold and transferred to Buffalo Airways in Canada, In 2015 Atlantic Airline transferred its ATP fleet to the West Atlantic group Swedish AOC to focus on further Boeing 737 acquisitions.
In June 2017 West Atlantic announced that it would be the launch customer and first operator of the Boeing 737-800BCF. On 1 November 2017 Atlantic Airlines changed its name to West Atlantic UK Limited. West Atlantic UK serves daily the following destinations: As of April 2018, the West Atlantic fleet consists of the following aircraft: Media related to West Atlantic UK at Wikimedia Commons
Bristol Airport, at Lulsgate Bottom in North Somerset, is the commercial airport serving the city of Bristol and the surrounding area. It is 7 nautical miles southwest of Bristol city centre. Built on the site of a former RAF airfield, it opened in 1957 as Bristol Airport, replacing Bristol Airport as Bristol's municipal airport. From 1997 to 2010 it was known as Bristol International Airport. In 1997 a majority shareholding in the airport was sold to FirstGroup, in 2001 the airport was sold to a joint venture of Macquarie Bank and others. In September 2014, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan bought out Macquarie to become the sole owner. In 2018 it was ranked the ninth busiest airport in the United Kingdom, handling nearly 8.7 million passengers, an over 5% increase compared with 2017. A passenger survey carried out in 2015 found that 32.5% of journeys using the airport started or ended in the city of Bristol, 9.6% in Gloucestershire, 24.5% in Somerset and 16.9% in Devon. Airlines with operating bases at the airport include Ryanair.
The airport has a Civil Aviation Authority Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flying instruction. In 1927 a group of local businessmen raised £6,000 through public subscription to start the Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club, a flying club based at Filton Aerodrome. In 1929, Bristol Corporation took up the club's proposal to develop farmland located at Whitchurch, to the south of Bristol, into a municipal airport. On its opening by Prince George, Duke of Kent in 1930, Bristol Airport was the third civil airport in the United Kingdom. Passenger numbers grew to 4,000 by 1939. During World War II, Whitchurch was the main civil airport remaining operational; the newly formed British Overseas Airways Corporation was transferred to Whitchurch from Croydon Airport and Heston Airport. BOAC operated routes around the British Empire and to neutral nations, including the Bristol–Lisbon route, operated by the Dutch airline KLM, under charter to BOAC.
In September 1940, No 10 Elementary Flying Training School at RAF Weston-super-Mare established a Relief Landing Ground on 14 acres at Broadfield Down by the hamlet of Lulsgate Bottom, near Redhill. Being high, at 600 ft, the site had a poor weather record during warm front conditions, when it was covered in low cloud. However, when this occurred the alternative airfields at Filton and Cardiff were clear and operational. Few facilities were constructed although pillboxes, defensive anti-aircraft guns and two Blister hangars were added. In late 1940, a Starfish site was set up south of the village of Downside and just west of the airfield, its decoy fires attracted a large quantity of Luftwaffe high explosives and incendiaries on the nights of 16 March, 3 April and 4 April 1941 during the Bristol Blitz. In 1941, RAF Fighter Command planned to use the airfield for an experimental unit, after requisitioning land from several adjacent farms, contracted George Wimpey and Company to begin work on 11 June 1941.
However, its intended use soon changed into being a satellite airfield for the fighter squadrons based at RAF Colerne. The new airfield's name was to be RAF Broadfield Down; the runways used the standard triangular pattern. The main, east-west runway was 3,891 ft long, with a designated alignment of 28/10, the others were 3,300 ft aligned 21/03 and 3,294 ft aligned 34/16; the first aircraft to land was a Luftwaffe Ju 88 at 06.20 on 24 July 1941. Returning from a raid, it was confused by the RAF electronic countermeasures radio beacon at Lympsham, re-radiating the signal from a Luftwaffe homing beacon at Brest, France. By 1942, there was no longer a need for an additional fighter airfield. With its name changed to RAF Lulsgate Bottom, the airfield was declared operational on 15 January 1942; the Miles Masters, Airspeed Oxfords and Hawker Hurricanes of No. 286 Squadron became resident, with the duty of providing realistic exercises for ground anti-aircraft defences. However, as the site lacked some basic facilities, No. 286 moved to RAF Zeals in May.
From 1 June 1942, the airfield was under No. 23 Group of Flying Training Command, became a satellite airfield for No. 3 Advanced Flying Unit, based at RAF South Cerney, flying Oxfords. In March 1943, No. 1540 Beam Approach Training Flight was formed at Lulsgate. On 27 September 1943, 3 AFU left Lulsgate for RAF Southrop, was replaced on 1 October 1943 by No. 3 Flying Instructors School, headquartered at RAF Hullavington. 3 FIS flew Oxfords and some Masters. In 1944, BOAC started to use the airfield for Dakota and Liberator crew training, BOAC flights made use of it as an alternate airfield for Whitchurch, for topping-up fuel on the Bristol–Lisbon route. On 6 February 1945, 1540 BATF left for RAF Weston Zoyland. On 18 July 1945, 3 FIS was absorbed into 7 FIS. With the war over, the RAF ceased training at Lulsgate on 15 April 1946, the next month 7 FIS left the airfield and joined the Central Flying School at RAF Little Rissington; the RAF abandoned Lulsgate on 25 October 1946. From 1948, the site was the home of the Bristol Gliding Club.
In 1949 and 1950, the Bristol Motor Cycle and Light Car Club hosted motor races on a 2 mi circuit known as Lulsgate Aerodrome, but due to planning and noise issues moved in 1950 to a site that became known as Castle Combe Circuit. Whitchurch
British Airways is the flag carrier and the second largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size and passengers carried, behind easyJet. The airline is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport. In January 2011 BA merged with Iberia, creating the International Airlines Group, a holding company registered in Madrid, Spain. IAG is the world's third-largest airline group in terms of annual revenue and the second-largest in Europe, it is listed in the FTSE 100 Index. BA was created in 1974 after a British Airways Board was established by the British government to manage the two nationalised airline corporations, British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways, two regional airlines, Cambrian Airways from Cardiff, Northeast Airlines from Newcastle upon Tyne. On 31 March 1974, all four companies were merged to form British Airways. After 13 years as a state company, BA was privatised in February 1987 as part of a wider privatisation plan by the Conservative government.
The carrier expanded with the acquisition of British Caledonian in 1987, Dan-Air in 1992, British Midland International in 2012. Its preeminence highlights the reach of the country's influence as many of its destinations in several regions were part of the British Empire, it is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance, along with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the now defunct Canadian Airlines. The alliance has since grown to become the third largest, after Star Alliance. Proposals to establish a joint British airline, combining the assets of the British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways were first raised in 1953 as a result of difficulties in attempts by BOAC and BEA to negotiate air rights through the British colony of Cyprus. BOAC was protesting that BEA was using its subsidiary Cyprus Airways to circumvent an agreement that BEA would not fly routes further east than Cyprus to the important oil regions in the Middle East; the Chairman of BOAC, Miles Thomas, was in favour of merger as a potential solution to this disagreement and had backing for the idea from the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time, Rab Butler.
However, opposition from the Treasury blocked the proposal. It was only following the recommendations of the 1969 Edwards Report that a new British Airways Board, managing both BEA and BOAC, the two regional British airlines Cambrian Airways based at Cardiff, Northeast Airlines based at Newcastle upon Tyne, was constituted on 1 April 1972. Although each airline's individual branding was maintained two years the British Airways Board unified its branding establishing British Airways as an airline on 31 March 1974. Following two years of fierce competition with British Caledonian, the second-largest airline in the United Kingdom at the time, the Government changed its aviation policy in 1976 so that the two carriers would no longer compete on long-haul routes. British Airways and Air France operated the supersonic airliner Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde, the world's first supersonic passenger service flew in January 1976 from London Heathrow to Bahrain. Services to the US began on 24 May 1976 with a flight to Washington Dulles airport, flights to New York JFK airport followed on 22 September 1977.
Service to Singapore was established in co-operation with Singapore Airlines as a continuation of the flight to Bahrain. Following the Air France Concorde crash in Paris and a slump in air travel following the 11 September attacks in New York in 2001, it was decided to cease Concorde operations in 2003 after 27 years of service; the final commercial Concorde flight was BA002 from New York JFK to London Heathrow on 24 October 2003. In 1981 the airline was instructed to prepare for privatisation by the Conservative Thatcher government. Sir John King Lord King, was appointed chairman, charged with bringing the airline back into profitability. While many other large airlines struggled, King was credited with transforming British Airways into one of the most profitable air carriers in the world; the flag carrier was privatised and was floated on the London Stock Exchange in February 1987. British Airways effected the takeover of the UK's "second" airline, British Caledonian, in July of that same year.
The formation of Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic in 1984 created a competitor for BA. The intense rivalry between British Airways and Virgin Atlantic culminated in the former being sued for libel in 1993, arising from claims and counterclaims over a "dirty tricks" campaign against Virgin; this campaign included allegations of poaching Virgin Atlantic customers, tampering with private files belonging to Virgin and undermining Virgin's reputation in the City. As a result of the case BA management apologised "unreservedly", the company agreed to pay £110,000 damages to Virgin, £500,000 to Branson and £3 million legal costs. Lord King stepped down as chairman in 1993 and was replaced by his deputy, Colin Marshall, while Bob Ayling took over as CEO. Virgin filed a separate action in the US that same year regarding BA's domination of the trans-Atlantic routes, but it was thrown out in 1999. In 1992 British Airways expanded through the acquisition of the financially troubled Dan-Air, giving BA a much larger presence at Gatwick airport.
British Asia Airways, a subsidiary based in Taiwan, was formed in March 1993 to operate between London and Taipei. That same month BA purchased a 25% stake in the Australian airline Qantas and, with the acquisition of Brymon Airways in May, formed British Airways Citiexpress. In September 1998, British Airways, along with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Canadian
Bristow Helicopters Limited is a British civil helicopter operator based at Aberdeen Airport, Scotland, now part of the U. S.-based Bristow Group which in turn has its corporate headquarters in Texas. Bristow Helicopters Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, it is permitted to carry passengers and mail on aircraft with 20 seats or more; the U. S. division of Bristow is a Federal Aviation Administration approved Part 135 air carrier. Bristow Helicopters Limited was established in June 1955 by Alan Bristow. From 17 February 1965 and onwards, it operated the Westland Wessex 60 ten-seat helicopter in support of North Sea Oil industry off-shore installations. During the late 1960s, Bristow operated a fleet of Hiller UH-12 training helicopters based at AAC Middle Wallop which were used to train flight crews for the UK Army Air Corps. In 1985, it was acquired by Commonwealth Holdings plc.. In 1996, Bristow Helicopters was purchased by Offshore Logistics, an American offshore helicopter operator which operated as Air Logistics in the U.
S. Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, was structured as a reverse takeover; the group now maintains a global fleet of over 400 aircraft. In 2006 Offshore Logistics re-branded itself as'The Bristow Group'; the Bristow Group expanded their portfolio in April 2007 with the purchase of Helicopter Adventures, a Florida-based flight school, Helicopter Adventures was subsequently renamed Bristow Academy. The deal provided the Bristow Group with the world's largest civilian fleet of Schweizer aircraft. In January 2010, Bristow announced the retirement of the Air Logistics name and Gulf of Mexico operations would operate under the name Bristow. Bristow provides helicopter services and other support services to the oil and gas industry, it operates more than 170 twin-turbine helicopters in the United States. These receive support and operational assistance from its regional headquarters and primary maintenance facility located at the Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia, Louisiana. Fixed Wing Bristow has controlling interests in Eastern Airways, a regional airline based in the U.
K. operating fixed wing regional jet and turboprop aircraft and Airnorth a regional airline, based in Australia operating fixed wing regional jet and turboprop aircraft. Both Eastern Airways and Airnorth operate scheduled passenger services, shuttle flights for oil and gas industry personnel, charter services. In addition to its wholly owned international operations, Bristow Group maintains service agreements and equity interests in helicopter operators in Brazil, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Russia and the United Kingdom; this allows Bristow to extend its range of services into new and developing oil and gas markets and helps provide a lower cost structure in some operating areas. Partners include: Cougar Helicopters Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, Helicol S. A. Colombia Petroleum Air Services, Egypt Atyrau Bristow Airways Services, Kazakhstan Turkmenistan Helicopters Limited, Turkmenistan Heliservicio Campeche, Mexico Norsk Helikopter, Norway - now Bristow Norway Sakhalin Bristow Air Services AKA Aviashelf, Russia FBH Limited, UKAlthough not a joint venture, in 2015 Bristow and AgustaWestland agreed to develop offshore and search and rescue capabilities for the AW609 tiltrotor.
This could simplify a typical trip from Clapham Common to an oil rig by using just one aircraft. Bristow intends to order more than 10 tiltrotors; the Search and Rescue Training Unit at RAF Valley is a detachment of the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury, from which its aircraft are distinguished by their flotation bags, rescue winches and cable cutters above the cockpit roof. The aircraft are maintained to EASA standards but are military registered allowing them to operate outside civilian flight restrictions. All the Defence Helicopter Flying School Helicopters and Synthetic Training Equipment are owned by FB Heliservices, a consortium of Bristow Helicopters and FR Aviation, who provide 40% of the instructional staff, all the ground school and simulator staff, carry out all maintenance and provide support services. Bristow helicopters operated Sikorsky S-61N helicopters on behalf of Her Majesty's Coastguard, the United Kingdom's Coast Guard, until July 2007 after which there was a 12-month transitional period whilst CHC Helicopter took over the contract replacing the S-61N with new helicopters.
Bristow operated four dedicated Search and Rescue sites on behalf of HM Coastguard. The units were located at Portland and Lee-on-Solent on the south coast of England, at Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides, at Sumburgh in the Shetland Isles. Northern North Sea services operated from Aberdeen and Stavanger. Southern North Sea services operate from Norwich and Den Helder with its support organisation based at Redhill. Bristow S61N's were responsible to carry out SAR tasks, operating from Den Helder Airport on behalf of the oil and gas industry. On 26 March 2013 Bristow was awarded a 10-year contract to operate the search and rescue operations in the United Kingdom, at the time being provided by CHC Helicopter, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. Bristow is operating AgustaWestland AW139, AgustaWestland AW189 and Sikorsky S-92 helicopters in support of this contract; the AW139 aircraft are being replaced by the AW189, specified in the contract however procurement delays lead to the AW139 being introduced instead of the AW189 resulting in AAR AIrlift Group cl
Thomas Cook Airlines
Thomas Cook Airlines Limited is a British charter and scheduled airline headquartered in Manchester, England. It serves leisure destinations worldwide from its main bases at Manchester Airport and Gatwick Airport on a scheduled and charter basis, it operates services from eight other bases around the United Kingdom. In 1999, JMC Airlines, launched on 1 September and started operations on 27 March 2000, through the merger of Flying Colours Airlines and Caledonian Airways. On 31 March 2003 Thomas Cook rebranded the airline along with its other airlines as Thomas Cook Airlines. Following the merger between Thomas Cook AG and MyTravel Group PLC to form Thomas Cook Group plc in June 2007, Thomas Cook Airlines was formed on 30 March 2008 by the merger of Thomas Cook Airlines and MyTravel Airways; the airline commenced operations in time for the summer 2008 season, with a fleet of Airbus A320, A321 and A330 aircraft along with meanwhile phased-out Boeing 757-200, -300 and 767-300ER aircraft. In 2013, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Condor merged into a single operating segment of the Thomas Cook Group.
Thomas Cook Airlines carried around 6.4 million passengers during 2015, a six percent increase compared with 2014. In October 2017, it was announced that the airline would open bases at Leeds Bradford Airport and London Luton Airport to fill the gap left by Monarch Airlines which had ceased operations, these plans were cancelled. Thomas Cook Airlines is part of the airline division of the Thomas Cook Group, which consists of three more sister airlines, all of which have a joint fleet management: Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, German based Condor and Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics; the airline holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, permitting it to carry passengers and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats. It was formed by the rebranding of JMC Air in 2003. Following the merger of the MyTravel Group plc with Thomas Cook AG in 2008, Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd was merged with MyTravel Airways Limited; the cabin on short and medium-haul flights consists of Economy and Economy Plus classes with the main difference being meals and drinks as well as entertainment have to be purchased in the'standard' Economy class, while the'plus' offer includes them.
On long-haul flights there are three classes, Economy Light, Economy Class and Premium Economy, the latter featuring different seats and upgraded amenities. Thomas Cook Airlines operates flights to destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, North America and Asia; the airline operates worldwide charter flights from the United Kingdom for a number of tour operators. The airline provides direct customer bookings on a seat only basis, through their own website; as of April 2019, the Thomas Cook Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft: Media related to Thomas Cook Airlines at Wikimedia Commons Official website