Thomas Cook Airlines has announced it will base an extra A321 aircraft at Birmingham Airport to support its newly launched Winter 2016 programme.
The new aircraft will add 30,000 more available seats for winter sun seekers flying from Birmingham in 2016.
Gambia, which has proved really popular this year will go up from one flight per week to two; Tenerife flights will increase from one to four per week; Lanzarote moves from two to three weekly flights; and Gran Canaria is new with one flight per week.
Thomas Cook Airlines’ director of sales and planning, Henry Sunley, said: “We’re so proud to have one of our newest A321s based permanently at Birmingham this winter. And as well as a new plane, our customers can take advantage of our new pre-order duty free service, Airshoppen, and get their holiday treats delivered straight to their seat.”
William Pearson, Aviation Development Director at Birmingham Airport, said: “This is great news and shows just how successful Thomas Cook is here at Birmingham Airport. The airline offer routes which are extremely popular with our passengers and demand for seats is continuing to increase. As an airport we look forward to welcoming the extra 30,000 passengers that this news aircraft will bring.”
Seats are on sale now through www.thomascook.com
Winter 2016 prices include return flights to Banjul on the new aircraft from £324.99 return; and Tenerife from £91.98 based on a seven-day stay.