Airline gives seats to Thomas Cook for 2013

Cook buys “tens of thousands of seats” from easyJet

Thomas Cook has confirmed to TTG that it has agreed to buy thousands of seats for the 2013 summer season from no-frills carrier easyJet. This news comes five months after the struggling tour operator was forced to reduce the size of its own airline fleet, selling some planes and leasing back others. The operator is reported to have bought “tens of thousands of seats”, according to media reports, which will be used as part of its package holiday offering. The allocation could cover 80,000 trips, or about 3% of Thomas Cook’s capacity.
A Thomas Cook spokesperson told TTG that the deal had not yet been signed but that it was “imminent” and “due to be on sale soon.” The deal is likely to concern 21 destinations from nine regional airports in the UK, but it is possible that this could be extended.
TTG Digital
[pictured: Sunset at CPH; courtesy Copenhagen Airports]


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