Thomas Cook Group Airlines # ceased operations

Manchester | 23.SEP 2019

Thomas Cook Group Airlines Limited was an airline holding company of the defunct British Thomas Cook Group. The airlines operated as a single operating segment of the Thomas Cook Group to allow aircraft to be used when and where they were needed. There were five members of the airline division at the time of the airline's closing, consisting of Condor, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, and Thomas Cook Aviation. The airline operated with a total of 105 aircraft based in the United Kingdom, Denmark and Germany.

History

In 2013 the CEO of Thomas Cook Group, Harriet Green, merged the British Thomas Cook Airlines, Danish Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, German Condor, and the now-defunct Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium into one single operating segment, after the closing of Thomas Cook Airlines Canada.

Thomas Cook Airlines Limited was a British charter and scheduled airline headquartered in Manchester, England. It was founded in 2007 from the merger of Thomas Cook Group and MyTravel Group, and was part of the Thomas Cook Group Airlines. It served leisure destinations worldwide from its main bases at Manchester Airport and Gatwick Airport on a scheduled and charter basis. It also operated services from eight other bases around the United Kingdom. Thomas Cook Group plc and all UK entities including Thomas Cook Airlines entered compulsory liquidation on 23 September 2019.

The United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority announced on 23 September 2019 that the group had gone into liquidation. While the British subsidiary Thomas Cook Airlines ceased operations immediately, all the other remaining airline branches continued to operate.

Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia was bought by separate investors and rebranded on November 1, 2019 as Sunclass Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics ceased all operations on December 26, 2019, and also Thomas Cook Aviation on April 2, 2020. As of April 2020, only Condor continues to operate.

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