Leisure carrier Jet2.com has purchased Thomas Cook’s UK slots at Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester Airports.
In a statement Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “The acquisition of these key UK airport slots will play an important role in supporting our continued growth at Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester Airports.”
“We have been adding more flights and aircraft, resulting in increased capacity, at each of these bases for many years. Today’s announcement is the latest demonstration of our commitment to providing holidaymakers with more choice and flexibility when it comes to flying to sun, city and ski destinations with our award-winning airline.”
The airline has recently been expanding capacity and destinations in its route network, announcing summer flights to Innsbruck for the first time from Birmingham and Manchester Airports for Summer 2020, as well as adding two new Greek destinations from next summer (Lesvos and Peloponnese) from Manchester and London Stansted.