After increased demand from holidaymakers in the region and the top performance of the airlines’ Bristol operation, Thomas Cook Airlines @FlyTC is planning to increase the size of aircraft used at the airport from the two existing Airbus A320 to a pair of the larger Airbus A321, Bristol Airport has said.
Rob Thompson, Thomas Cook Airline’s Director of Planning, said, ‘It’s more great news for travellers from the South West as we add more flexibility and choice with flights and holidays from Bristol Airport building on the success of last year’s new routes.
‘Bristol Airport is a jewel in our operation, leading the way with on time performance for our fleet during last summer and in the current winter season.’
Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, added, ‘We are delighted to see an increase in the Thomas Cook Airlines capacity at Bristol Airport. Thomas Cook is a key strategic partner for Bristol Airport and we will work hard to support the success of the larger sized fleet to ensure we are top of the list for a brand new aircraft.’
In summer 2013, Thomas Cook Airlines Bristol fleet had the best performing statistics across the airline with over 90 percent of flights on time. Larger aircraft will offer more choice and availability for both package holidaymakers and others looking for flight-only offers from the South West airport.
Last year Thomas Cook added new holiday destinations of Gran Canaria and Bourgas in Bulgaria, along with the return of its Kos flight.